A bright idea. Nishiyama, Y. *+plus Magazine*, September, 2005. Paper abstract bibtex A light switch is a simple object: it's either on or off. But this simple binary system is enough to illustrate Boolean algebra, on which all modern computers are based. Yutaka Nishiyama illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.

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abstract = {A light switch is a simple object: it's either on or off. But this simple binary system is enough to illustrate Boolean algebra, on which all modern computers are based. Yutaka Nishiyama illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.},
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author = {Nishiyama, Yutaka},
editor = {Project, Millennium M.},
month = sep,
year = {2005},
keywords = {CULike, didctica-lgica, teaching-logic},
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