Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
Miles Bader wrote:
> Bastian Venthur <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On the other hand, we have the chance to avoid user confusion
> No one is actually confused.
can you say, in all the thousands of users, not a single one is ever
confused? Not a single one ever wonders if it means 1000 or 1024?
1048576 or 1000000? 1073741824 or 1000000000?
> This "standard" doesn't actually solve a real problem.
It does solve a real problem. It solves an ambiguity. Does k mean 1000
or 1024? Does M mean 1000000 or 1048576?
Answer: k mean 1 000
ki means 1 024
m means 1 000 000
mi means 1 048 576
No more ambiguity.
Because you see no problem does not mean there is none.
If you want to use the ``classical'' SI units as a basis, then look no
further than deka: abbreviated da.
John H. Robinson, IV email@example.com
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