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Topic: Binary markings
Message: Posted by: ealexm (Jul 18, 2010 01:38AM)
Who first published such for cards?

I wonder who first used binary numbers in any way as part of the MO of any trick.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 18, 2010 02:26AM)
AFAIK, Paul Swinford published the first binary card trick, or at least sold the first binary deck of cards. It was called "The Computer Deck," and it used a rather odd set of punched edges.

It may not have been entirely binary, though. The numbers of the cards were binary, but the suits were figured separately.

It was a mildly amusing item, but rather cumbersome.

Harry Anderson had some binary work in some of his notes.