CONCLUSION to "What to call this?"

Subject: CONCLUSION to "What to call this?"
From: Nancy Hoft <itech -at- MV -dot- MV -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 20:21:52 -0400

Thank you again for all your responses to my question about what the word
bit is. It is a shortened form of (don't recall who suggested this
phrase, but he was correct--it is more elegant and civilized than short
for) BInary digiT. The overwhelming opinion seems to be that bit is a
contraction. It is the blending or fusion of two words, and everyone
seems to agree that this is what a contraction is. So there you have it!

Many thanks,

nancy

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