Endianness Explained With an Egg – Computerphile

Byte ordering, or boiled egg orientation, endianness is important! Dr Steve Bagley on the computer science topic named after something from an 18th century novel….

The copy of Gulliver’s Travels used in the graphics was found at and can be viewed here:

The animations of the hex to binary have a classic ‘out by one’ error – it occurred between keyboard and chair during the graphics creation process…. Sean

This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham:

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. More at

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