Subject: Re: I am booting from the disk, but...
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 01/09/1996 13:50:40
On Tue, 9 Jan 1996, der Mouse wrote:

> I'm vaguely surprised nobody has yet slapped disk makers with a
> misleading-advertising suit over this.  Probably nobody's thought it
> worthwhile.

Well, the SI standard specifies that the `mega' prefix means `a
million.' It's computing convention to round this upward to the
nearest power of two, but certainly not law.

If you're asking the prices on large quantities of drives, I bet
they give it to you in $1024 `kilobucks' or $1,048,576 `megabucks.' :-)


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