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You Can Count on Numbers  

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This is an informal history of numbers, from bundled sticks near the Nile to the supercomputer in your pocket. The machines know only numbers, and the way they think about numbers influences the design of our programming languages, which influences the way we think about numbers.

If we had better numbers, our thinking about numbers would improve.

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Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is also the author of _JavaScript: The Good Parts_. He has been called a guru, but he is actually more of a mahatma.
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