Re: [Bitcoin-development] bits: Unit of account

2014-05-02 Thread Gordon Mohr
[resend - apologies if duplicate] Microbitcoin is a good-sized unit, workable for everyday transaction values, with room-to-grow, and a nice relationship to satoshis as 'cents'. But bits has problems as a unit name. Bits will be especially problematic whenever people try to graduate from

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bits: Unit of account

2014-05-05 Thread Gordon Mohr
On 5/2/14, 10:41 PM, Aaron Voisine wrote: I have to agree with Mike. Human language is surprisingly tolerant of overloading and inference from context. Neurotypical people have no problem with it and perceive a software engineer's aversion to it as being pedantic and strange. Note that bits