Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Nanobyte

From Anonymous:

I like the unintentional piece of self-deprecating humor in the new
"Director's Notebook" feature on the LANL intranet: a video clip
titled the "Nanobyte." The ordinary meaning of this word would be
"billionth of a byte," but since the smallest possible unit of
information (the bit) is one eighth of a byte, it becomes a synonym
for "zero information content."

-dug (*Not* Doug)

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