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We all throw around terms like "megabyte" and "gigabyte," but do we know what those mean?
Furthermore, what the heck is a bit??
The word "_bit_" is an abbreviation of the term "_binary digit_" referring to a 0 or a 1 in a series, which is the basis for all computer data.
A "_byte_" is a series or collection of 8 bits. (This is also why the standard measurement for Bytes are divisible by 8, making a Gigabyte 1024 Megabytes instead of the round 1000)
Bonus Fact: Half-bytes are a thing, and they are called nybbles!
Written by Hostwinds Team / December 3, 2018
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