spc3r21c.pdf tupo kib != KiB

Pat LaVarre plavarre at lexarmedia.com
Fri Jan 21 12:34:55 PST 2005


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* "Pat LaVarre" <plavarre at lexarmedia.com>
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> > As an example, as a marketing person, it would be in my interest to
> > use MegaBytes, because I can specify a number that is bigger
> > and because most people are more familiar with decimal arithmetic.
>
> Hmm?
>
> 10**3 << 2**10

Yes, given a fixed price, if you're buying, then you want to buy one
tebibyte, not just one terabyte.

But if I'm selling, given that same fixed price, then I want to sell one
terabyte, not approximately 0.931322574615478515625 tebibytes.

Agreed?

PEL
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html
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