Nothing in itself is a concept. the dictionary have 10 different meanings for nothing. so it got to be something right
zero in itself is circumlocutary. i.e it is using more word than required to express an idea. in tennis the use of word “love” comes from a rather unromantic french word “leuf” which means egg which symbolically represents zero “0”
plus when we all say he is fighting for love (not money).. which means nothing..
A null operation is a technological crap for nothing in computer. so when the initial computers were designed, during the difference between one key stroke and the other key stroke the computer would run the null operation meaning nothing is to be processes now.
but not all usage of zero were derogative. in earlier 15th century when french used to escape to scotland they used to keep their names secret by using the surname nimmo derived from latin “nenot” meaning no one.
writers also embraced the theory of nothing in their own sense. elbert hubbard book “essay on science” was a neatly bound book of blank pages. The ray craft used it as an autograph book
also in 1974 the nothing book was published which is a beautiful bound book in a nut brown denim building full of empty pages for the delight of dedicated scribbler
Zero became a great trouble for the early days of computer. in the days where all documents and applications were processed with the help of computer. Now the dates were recorded with the last two digits of the year. little did the computer and their developers knew that as year progressed to 2000 the literal 00 was of no significance and the calculation would start backwards. now just think if the credit card expiry instead of 01-Jun-2001 becomes 01-Jun-1901. what a blunder the world would have caused.
There are other amazing stuffs in the book one of which is a paradox explained through a small story
The point here is we keep going in relatively smaller amounts but we would never go to exact zero, each time just the difference is leading towards zero
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