On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:03:14 +0000, Graham Murray wrote:
> chris <ithinkiam@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> It's not marketing. It's the IUPAC standard. All kilo-, mega-, giga-,
>> etc. suffixes must be base 10.
> What has the Internation Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry got to do
> with magnetic media storage sizes?
Scientific institutions defined the meanings of the Kilo-, Mega-, Giga-,
Tera- etc. prefixes to mean multiples of 10^3. IUPAC was party to that
They were subsequently misused by the computer industry to indicate
multiples of 1024.
martin@ | Martin Gregorie
gregorie. | Essex, UK