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bit-bucket

A humorous name for the place where lost computer files are thought to have gone. I could have sworn I saved that document, but it must have gone into the bit-bucket.

bit-bucket

n. the imaginary place where lost computer data goes. (Computers.) I guess my data went into the bit-bucket.
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In the fast moving world of PC graphics technologies, the old standbys are now the new residents of the bit bucket. Expert practitioner McClelland keeps those of us who remember the good old days in mind, however, and his text supports those in transition as well as those new to the field in his examples and structuring; the materials, including two hours of video on the accompanying DVD, work together to personalize the learning experience.
ATM management application's rerouting features, it is inevitable that "some bits go into a bit bucket, but hopefully not so many," states IBM'S Roger Kosak.
In essence, DVD-R dics can be thought of as enormous "bit buckets." Any kind of digital data can be stored on them such as high quality video databases, motion pictures, document images, audio recordings, multimedia titles, and so on.