If explanation is desired, a “bit” is anything with two choices (such as alive or dead, on or off, etc.) and is therefore binary (either/or). Of course, in the quantum world this binary distinction breaks down when unobserved and can become both and neither, simultaneously, until measurement (observation) occurs.

Schrödinger‘s Outcome

Schrödinger reduced

his cat to binary choice —

no wonder it “bit.”

Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat

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