What's The Longest Word You Can Write With Seven-Segment Displays?

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Shared October 8, 2018

That's right, we're kicking Season 2 of the Basics off with a technical episode about a somewhat-obsolete technology! IT'S PARTY TIME. Wait, no, not party time. IT'S CODE TIME. Close enough.

Let's talk about seven-segment displays, and about the longest word you can write with them.

Public domain list of English words: https://github.com/dwyl/english-words

Thanks to my proofreading team, and to Tomek on camera!

The Cambridge Centre for Computing History: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/

Genius regex crossword puzzle: https://regexcrossword.com/

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