Why do computers talk a bit at a time these days?

tl;dr Handling a bit at a time is easier and allows for much faster communication than having multiple bits at a time, due to the imperfect nature of reality Time scales, the speed of light not in a vacuum, and too much chonk It might be non-intuitive to think that a vast majority of computerContinue reading “Why do computers talk a bit at a time these days?”

Why is computer communication speed in bits per second?

tl;dr It’s because bits per second is almost always correct. Bytes are not always 8-bits. Wait, what? I’m sure most people who know anything about computers will tell you a byte is 8-bits. For the longest time, the byte is 8-bits. However, this wasn’t always the case in the history of computers. According to Wikipedia,Continue reading “Why is computer communication speed in bits per second?”

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