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Re: [midatlanticretro] bits, bytes, and words

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  • Ray Sills
    Because in the beginning, a byte -was- 8 bits. Four bits is a nybble. IOW, it just happened that way. Or, at least, that s what I think. :) 73 de Ray (Who
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 11, 2009
      Because in the beginning, a byte -was- 8 bits. Four bits is a
      nybble. IOW, it just happened that way.

      Or, at least, that's what I think. :)

      73 de Ray
      (Who sends his regrets regarding the party).


      On Dec 11, 2009, at 8:30 PM, Joe Giliberti wrote:

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      > Why is it that 8 bit words are bytes, but everything else is just
      > an (x) bit word?
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