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Re: bits and binits
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> Please note that the information-theoretic concept of a 'bit' is
> quite unrelated to the computer science concept of a 'bit'. Last
> time I took a class which needed to discuss both, we used 'binit'
> for 'binary digit' and 'bit' for the information-theoretic term.
> (If it had been a CSci class, maybe CSci would have gotten 'bit' *grin*.)
Without presuming to dispute your metaphysics, it seems to me that your
distinction between "bits" and "binits" could equally well be mapped into
a distinction between information and data, both measurable in bits.
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