I wrote these haiku about binary numbers:

Binary numbers,

they are just zeros and ones.

Switches — on and off!

The powers of two,

nonnegative, negative.

Binary numbers.

I type in 13.

Decimal to binary.

1101.

Numbers don’t add up.

IEEE floating-point.

Use an epsilon.

(Please post your own in the comments.)

Just with eight fingers

I can count to 255.

Binary’s handy!

@Archimedes,

I like it, although you only get seven syllables when you pronounce 255 “two-five-five”.

Only seven? Isn’t that the general idea? I was under the impression that the Haiku form was usually comprised of 5,7,5 syllables, as per the definition in the main article and in your own efforts.

@Archimedes,

Sorry for the confusion. I meant as opposed to how I naturally want to read it, which would incorrectly give it 8 syllables: “I can count to two fif ty five” (You need to read it as “I can count to two five five” to make it work — 7 syllables).

Aaah, I see what you mean. 🙂

It is 11/

11/11 now

Rick’s ultimate day!

@Steve,

Actually, I preferred 10/10/10 (I like 0s in my binary).

D’oh! I knew it!