-=PCTechTalk=- Re: MB's?

  • From: Gman <gman.pctt@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 07:29:44 -0500

It's a notation I'd like to see adopted across the entire computing 
industry, but it's not the case right now.  As it stands, the two are 
completely interchangeable and the meaning depends on whether you're talking 
about storage space (i.e. hard drives. etc.) or actual bits & bytes.

Personally, I think it's ridiculous tht the industry has been allowed to get 
away with the 'less than accurate' descriptions of storage space when 
accuracy is demanded of everything they teach in electronics school.     :/


"The only dumb questions are the ones we fail to ask"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan B" <spuse_scrise@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:44 AM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: MB's?

> Hi,
>   What do you know about "k" meaning "*1000" and "K" meaning"*1024?" That 
> is the notation I got used to.
>   Yes, I think the idea of using "1000" instead of "1024" comes for ease 
> of understanding and describing some terms of memory in digital domain.
> Stefan 

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