Today at 6am I made a joke about Endianness to @firstname.lastname@example.org and it ruined our morning because I needed to spend an hour explaining the concept to her while she got increasingly angry that computers didn't standardize on something
@Alexandre Oliva @silverwizard In human verbal communication LE makes sense because it allows progressive revelation of more context and you can stop when the receiver heard enough to get it. Or I guess it's really more like "reverse network order" in that case.
In computers I hear LE is good because a narrow word and a wide word written to the same address put their lower bits in the same place, but I don't know when that is ever used to any advantage. Normally you expect a specific width, no? Maybe it's because I didn't write any device drivers.