Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

SchoolHouse Rock: Zero is My Hero

My hero, Zero, such a funny little hero,
But ’till you came along,
We counted on our fingers and toes.
Now you’re here to stay
And nobody really knows
How wonderful you are.
Why we could never reach a star,
Without you, Zero, my hero,
How wonderful you are.

What’s so wonderful about a zero?
It’s nothing, isn’t it?

Sure, it represents nothing alone.

But place a zero after 1
And you’ve got yourself a 10.
See how important that is?
When you run out of digits,
You can start all over again.
See how convenient that is?


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Comments

  1. #1 Stephen
    September 15, 2006

    My hero too.

    http://predelusional.blogspot.com/2006/05/counting-on-your-fingers-arithmetic.html

    To infinity, and beyond.

    There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary, and those that don’t.