Why Do Array Indices Start at Zero?

Amazing essay on the origins about why programmers start counting from zero vs. one.

http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2013/10/22/citation-needed/

My new favorite quote:

The President of IBM just called and fuck your thesis, it’s yacht-racing time.

TL;DR:

Save compilation time on an IBM 7094

IBM 7094

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