In one of those quirks of language, it seems the /ˈkyo͞obit/ is about to make a comeback.
Cubits, of course are a very old unit of measurement, based on the length of a forearm.
Qubits are a very new one, describing a unit of quantum information.
Analogous to the ‘bit’ used in current computing (think bits and bytes), the qubit is likely to represent the next leap in technology. Yet it reminds me of that much simpler way of describing the world through tangible, physical things.
Kind of cool, no?