Reiability of wrong media (was: is out of 5-1/4" diskettes

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Fri Jan 22 12:08:06 1999

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Megan wrote:
> Following up to my own post...
> I think the problem with '1.44 Mb' is that IBM chose to refer to
> the exact number of bytes without using the power-of-two term
> properly.
If so, how does 1474560 become 1.44M, not 1.47M?
The only way is to mix the terms, and use 1024000 as a meg! That is
NEITHER the power of ten, NOR the power of two. In addition, it is NOT
what they then use to measure memory!

Fred Cisin            
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Received on Fri Jan 22 1999 - 12:08:06 GMT

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