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On Mon, 2 Mar 1998 03:07:53 -0800 Andrew Warren <IX.NETCOM.COM> fastfwd
You are right. Byte started as BYTE after IBM/360 came into life.
I want to go back to "bit". As far as I had been learnt it comes from
English word bit what means smallest piece/amount of information which
can not by divided or splitted any more.
The origin of nibble is quite obscure. I think this is a pure modern
programmer's jargon rarely being met in literature.
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