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SubjectRe: GB vs MB - a proposal

Hi..

> mb = 2^20
> MB = 1,000,000
>
>MB and mb don't conflict with the commonly used Mb which typically means
>Mbits.
>
>I know you will probably have issues with this, but can you deal?

No. Not really. The oh so happy disk vendors have been a pain in the ass for
quite an extended period of time with their warping the original definitions of
KB/MB/etc.

Even though in this case 'mb' seems senseless (for millibits), it's still
ortogonal, which I think is more important than making people that want to let
their product sound bigger 'win'.

If something is 2,000,000 bytes, then it's 2,000,000 bytes, and not 2 MB. If
you think an electrotechnician will accept 'mb' or even 'Mb', you're wrong.
Also they will not accept memory sizes that are 2 million bytes to be depicted
as 2MB. It's a huge hype, kept together by our dearest marketing and salesmen.
Let's not keep this going by trying to conform to an eronous assumption.

Mad.


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