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Re: [IP] Off Topic, Sorry

> Sorry for posting so much today.  I have a question that is really bugging
> me.  What is a "bit"?  What I mean is, when an older person says they want
> to pay 6 bits for something, what does that mean?
> Also sorry for being off topic!!

i think that 2 bits was the equivalent of twenty five cents.  i do remember
reading the actual explanation/historical meaning of this, but with my head
so full of school work and stuff it's gone right out the window. <g>
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