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Horrible pun, serious idea - Joseph_21sv - 11-28-2016 04:44 AM

I just had this idea about the expression "a little bit better": Since "a bit" is a literal unit in computing, it is possible to conceive that computer which is "literally" one bit better than a certain documented model. One must however be careful saying "literally" here because a very strictly literal interpretation of this idea means a data bus of an odd width or upgraded video modes which operate oddly due to the details of their original designs. Besides these things, one may as strict or as loose as one wishes in interpreting it.