Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 04:20:42AM +0100, Alex Jones wrote:
> Then why bastardise an SI prefix? This surely serves only to confuse
> people. Why don't we invent a new word? Should we call it the
Because computer people have always bastardised everything. Booting,
window, mouse, etc.
> It is simply a convenient accident that 2^10 ~= 10^3. As I'm sure you're
> well aware, this approximation starts to become way off as you approach
> tera-. In fact, that's about 10% error, which is simply unacceptable.
> It's time to move on and accept that the approximation fails with big
> And I suppose you think that differences such as that between the
> American and the English ton are acceptable and desirable. Let it be
> known that I strongly disagree with you here. :)
The drive makers screwed up. They are the ones that should be fixed.