Braille Explained in 5 Minutes
Braille was invented by Louis Braille in 1837.
Braille was based on a tactile military code called night writing, developed by Charles Barbier in response to Napoleon's demand for a means for soldiers to communicate silently at night without a light.
Today, computer professionals will instantly recognize this as 6-bit encoding. Perhaps the first byte was 6 bits!
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