= B =
1. Information. Examples: "I need some bits
about file formats." ("I need to know about file formats.")
Compare core dump, sense 4. 2. Machine-readable
representation of a document, specifically as contrasted with
paper: "I have only a photocopy of the Jargon File; does anyone
know where I can get the bits?". See softcopy, source of all good bits See also bit.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.