Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
I demand that Magnus Holmgren may or may not have written...
> Most of the time you won't have to say it. Spoken language tends to be less
> formal than written language, and 2^10 bytes still is approximately a
> kilobyte (and so on up to giga, where the approximation starts to fail). So
> you only have to say kibibyte when you need to be precise.
If I need to disambiguate, I'll say either "real kilobyte" or something like
"marketroids' kilobyte". And as for the next step up, well, "gigabytes" is a
given, and it's tempting to say "giblets"...
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