Up late

So, I’m up late, looking through Girl Scout Collector’s Guide, and I realize that the Junior Computer Fun Badge, introduced in 1980, has “GS” written in 5 bits of binary.

Comments:

  1. Eva Says:
    October 17th, 2005 at 13:35 I never realized that the Girl Scouts endorsed cryptography (exercise 11). If I had, I may have stayed in longer.
  2. Palila Says:
    October 17th, 2005 at 14:22 You can still be a Girl Scout! The say “once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout”. And you can sign up to be in the Alumnae database as part of their “Commit to a Girl” campaign.

    I really like that they acknowledge that the badge was written without the internet, and they didn’t just copy and paste everything to the online version. You know “since you are here…”

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