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General Computing: Bits, Bytes, and Rounding

Published on November 5, 2021 at 10:21 am by LEW


The Bit is the basic unit of computing. The Byte is made up of eight bits. That by itself does not mean much to many people. However, we come across the terms all the time when working with computers. We do not see the Bit and Byte terms by themselves. What we see are terms like Megabyte or Megabit. But how many of us know the difference between a megabit and a megabyte? And how many of us know about the rounding errors that accompany these terms in advertisements today? (more…)

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