We can use the ASCII table to spell out words using a byte (8 bits) to represent each character...

For example, Sean would be:

S --> 83 (decimal) --> 00110101 (binary)
e --> 101 (decimal) --> 01100101 (binary)
a --> 97 (decimal) --> 01100001 (binary)
n --> 110 (decimal) --> 01101110 (binary)

Sean --> 00110101 01100101 01100001 01101110


A cool online tool - So how does this work?