Apparently Endianness comes from Guilliver’s Travels.

Furthermore, apparently its shocking that I did not know this. Doubly so since I read (most of) the book 15 years ago.

This will make it easier for me to keep straight that big endian means big end first, which is something I had trouble remembering until recently.

2 Responses to “Endianness”

  1. Paul says:

    I think I like big endian over little endian.

  2. claus says:

    Man – I always though it was a typo in “big indian first” from the “little big man” movie ;-))

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