bit-widths, was Re: HP Laserjet ..again....

From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG>
Date: Wed Sep 22 15:04:33 2004

Vintage Computer Festival <> wrote:

> I always thought that the technical definition of a "byte" is "8-bits".

That's the current definition among beige-box kids, I thought the original
definition was the smallest *addressable* unit of memory, wasn't it?
That's the reason why RFCs use the term "octet" for 8 bits, not "byte".

Received on Wed Sep 22 2004 - 15:04:33 BST

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