1 definition by D Den

A joke used by those who are savvy in mathematics. The joke is funny because it makes the point that the person saying the phrase only understands the decimal system, which relies on numbers in groups of 10. The binary system relies on numbers in groups of 2. If the speaker of the phrase had been able to understand binary, he/she would've said the phrase correctly, "there are 2 types of people...".
there are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who dont

Decimal:
0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,
10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,
etc...

Binary:
0,0
0,1
1,0
1,1
etc...
by D Den June 25, 2009
Get a there are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who dont mug for your mate Georges.