- today i gave matthew [and my dad] a lesson on 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar. i'm sure they were glad for it.
- that lesson reminded me of one of my favorite songs by roger miller.
- now matthew knows what an 8 x 12, 4 bit room is.
- this lead my to two 'two bit' quotes...
auctioneer: how much are you willing to pay for this guy?
old lady: i got two bits!
auctioneer: sold to the lady for 25 cents!
just in case you didn't know, the term two bits, comes from the spanish dollar, known as a piece of 8. this was a common u.s. currency during the colonial period. it took 8 spanish coins (or bits) to make that dollar. when the us currency changed from 1/8 of a coins (one bit) to quarters, the term stayed. 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar. and now you know...the rest of the story. [and knowing is half the battle.]