Some articles on bits, bit exponent, bit:
... Fixed point numbers were variable length, stored in either binary (1 to 64 bits) or decimal (1 to 16 digits) and either unsigned format or sign/magnitude format ... In decimal format, digits were variable length "bytes" (4 to 8 bits) ... Floating point numbers had a 1-bit exponent flag, a 10-bit exponent, a 1-bit exponent sign, a 48-bit magnitude, and a 4-bit sign "byte" in sign/magnitude format ...
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“Henry David Thoreau, who never earned much of a living or sustained a relationship with any woman that wasnt brotherlywho lived mostly under his parents roof ... who advocated one days work and six days off as the weekly round and was considered a bit of a fool in his hometown ... is probably the American writer who tells us best how to live comfortably with our most constant companion, ourselves.”
—Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)