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When was binary invented?

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The idea of binary code came about in the late 1600s and is often credited to Gottfried Leibniz , a German mathematician and all round clever person. Francis Bacon was using a binary code with letters of the alphabet as a cipher, so aaab aabb etc exactly the same as binary, this is in his book The Advancement of Learning.

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