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Dial-up vs. High Speed Access
Many people are switching from dial-up internet services to high speed direct access services such as ISDN, DSL, and cable. It has been predicted that by 2005 only 8% of internet users will be using dial-up services. The following is a brief explanation of the differences between the four types of service. Several helpful links are contained in this article.
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Bits,Bytes & Terabytes
When we were children we learned about inches and feet. Now it's bits, bytes and terabytes!  What are they, anyway?

Bits and bytes are units of measurements, of course--they're what we use to measure computer memory. The following definitions may make it a little bit clearer:

A BIT is the smallest unit of measure of computerized data. It takes eight bits to equal a single character.

A BYTE consists of eight bits, or the size of a single character.

A MEGABYTE consists of a million bytes, or the contents of a floppy disk or a book.

A GIGABYTE consists of a thousand megabytes, or about the size of the Encyclopedia Britannica, according to

A TERABYTE is equivalent to a million megabytes, or the contents of about a thousand copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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