On 16/09/16 12:19, Peter Corlett wrote:
It seems that as soon as one is measuring something that is related to
computers, some people think that centuries of convention and
standards should be ignored and SI multipliers now mean powers of
1024, even when measuring a quantity that is not naturally a power of
two such as disk sizes or network speed. It just serves to confuddle
I've never encountered anyone claiming that a 10Mb/s network means
anything other than ten million bits per second.
I suppose *someone* must have fiddled their network speeds in some
marketing brochure, but they'd be the exception rather than the rule.