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Chapter 3. Data and Datatypes > Data Versus Information

3.1. Data Versus Information

In the broadest sense, data is anything that can be stored by a computer, from words and numbers to images, video, and sound. All computer data is stored as a sequence of 1s and 0s, which you might recognize from high-tech marketing materials:

010101010101010110101011011010101010101010000010101010101011010101010
101010101010101011101010101010101010101010101010111110101010101010101
010101010101010101010101011101010101010101010101010101010101010101010


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