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After a couple of decades of 110 ... 1200,2400 ... 56K "baud" modems (which, to be fair, have come to be marked "bps"), this is another lost cause like hacker. There is no shortage of cases where a precise technical sense is expanded in everyday use. Such usage is improper in the strict sense, but not in the prescriptive sense which one would infer in a dictionary context. -dmh 22:18, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)