Re: What do you call this?

Subject: Re: What do you call this?
From: Audrey Choden <AChoden -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 19:05:08 -0400

Beverly Parks wrote after looking up bit in the dictionary:

>For derivation, it does suggest that it came from "[B(INARY)
(DIG)IT]".

When I read this definition, I couldn't help but jump in with my 2 cents.

Bit is *derived* from the term binary digit. B(inary) + Dig(it)

So Bev is correct when she refers to it as a derivation.

Audrey Choden
Training by Design
achoden -at- aol -dot- com
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