MOD2 is dedicated in providing office automation solutions for textile
and garment importers, converters and wholesalers. We have been providing
software solutions for this particular industry since 1986. We form long
term relationships with our clients.
So... Where Did The Name MOD2 Come From?
Have you ever wondered what MOD2 really means? Were you ever
curious as to why a program was given such a weird name? Could there possibly
be any significance in the name MOD2?
For some time now, we have been asked where the name MOD2 originated from,
what it means and whether it represents anything in particular. Maybe
the program was named MOD2 just to confuse you or perhaps all the good
names like Windows were already taken. Well, we have finally decided it
was wrong to keep you in suspense for such a long time and that it is
now time to disclose our company secret…the true meaning of MOD2.
The English alphabet consists of the letters A through Z. We know for
a fact that any correct combination or sequence of letters creates words
and any combination of words creates sentences which combined together
can be made into logical phrases. This is then called a language. "So
where is the connection?," you ask me. Well, you see computers like
the rest of us have their own language too. This language is called "Binary."
The difference between binary and other languages is that the binary alphabet
consists only of two characters which are zero and one. Even though computers
are deemed more intelligent than the human brain, computers cannot learn
other languages and will completely ignore you if incorrectly addressed
to. Because of this, the computer translates everything into "binary."
MOD is an
algebraic function. The "mod" function gives you the remainder
when you divide two numbers. For example: 20 MOD 8 is 4 because 8 can
go into 20 twice, which gives you 16, which is 4 less than 20. The remaining
number after you divide two numbers evenly is what the MOD function gives
you. An interesting thing happens when you MOD any number with the number
2. Take 6 MOD 2 for example - the answer to this is zero because 2 goes
into 6 three times and leaves no remainder. Now, try 7 MOD 2. This equation
has a remainder of 1 as 2 goes into 7 three times and leaves a remainder
of 1. If you try to MOD other numbers by 2, you will soon see a distinctive
pattern: Any number that you MOD by 2 will give a remainder of either
zero or one. That’s it…it’s that simple. So why are zero and one significant?
Well, you know now that zero and one make-up the binary system, the alphabet
of the computer. So when you MOD a number by 2, the result is something
that the computer already understands without any need for translation.
MOD2 (the software), uses the MOD by 2 function
throughout the entire program. This enables the computer to work faster
and more efficiently so you can get your work done quicker.
We hope that this new knowledge will add a new dimension to your MOD2
experience. Now, no longer will you be in the dark regarding the true
meaning of MOD2
- Omeed Nia