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SubjectRe: Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB in
On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 06:16:24PM +0000, Matt Bernstein wrote:
> I believe that the main purpose of documentation, help etc is to get the
> information across in a way that is most easily understood, ie that
> minimises the number of support questions.. ..and everyone surely knows
> what GB, MB and KB stand for. So let's leave it at that. Where's the "i"
> in "megabyte" ? Or is 1MiB 1000000 bytes, rather than 1048576?
> It's confusing enough with the 10 "Mb" networking / 1.44 "MB" floppy
> distinction already..

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you. Not enough people
know that KB stands for 1000B. I know through experience that
KB is often used for 1024B. The introduction of KiB makes it
clear that 1024B is intended.

Randolph Bentson
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