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 things.

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.


Antonio Carlini

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