I'm not done with Z but another story got in the way. Part of this new story has the MC teaching a two-lady class some computer stuff.
I explained and, or, and exclusive or using my whiteboard. I wrote 1100 with 0111 under it. "Chrissy, the and operation on these two binary numbers is …it's okay to think out loud."
She began cautiously, "And means any zero means a zero result … both bits one gives a one in the result … [I waited patiently] so the and operation produces 0100."
"Chrissy, that's right. Beth, what is the result with or?"
"Or means either right?" I remained silent. "So the result is … 1111."
"Are you sure?"
"If I understand what is written on the left of your whiteboard it has to be right."
"It's right. Now both of you do exclusive or and write it down. Put your pencils down when you get an answer."
The words 'and' and 'or' in much of the above are not so much English as Computerish. How, or better, should I differentiate Computerish from English in the quoted text?
If my story fragment reads okay to those not into low-level computer operations I will leave good enough alone. After all I am, quite thankfully, not writing documentation.