[Ads-l] Antedating of "Bit" (Binary Digit)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 23 20:25:47 EST 2019


bit (OED, n.4, 1948)

1947 (9 Jan.)  John W. Tukey _Sequential Conversion of Continuous Data to Digital Data_ in _Annals of the History of Computing_ (1989) 10: 339  Digital System ... Digit ... Binary System ... Bit ... Individual Character.

Fred Shapiro

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