2.8M 3.5" floppy (was: three and a quarter inch floppy?
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Sun Mar 13 06:42:04 CST 2005
At 02:18 AM 3/13/05 +0000, you wrote:
>On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:26:45 -0800 (PST), Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
>> > Except that the size of a byte is undefined on a diskette, since it is
>> > directly linked to a processor architecture.
>> Byte is 8 bits.
>In my networking courses at university
Where was that?
we were always taught that 8
>bits was called an octet,
I've heard that too but it was a LOOONG time ago. I can't even remembe
where it or when it was.
because the size of a byte varies between
WORD sizes varies but a byte is now considered to be 8 bits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte would seem to agree.
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