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

From: Ward D. Griffiths III <>
Date: Fri Jan 22 20:30:49 1999

On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, George Currie wrote:

> Just on a side note, I always thought that the proper way to state
> the abbreviations were MB and GB _not_ Mb and Gb. With the
> caps B meaning Byte and the little b meaning bit. So 8Mb would
> be 8 MegaBits while 8MB would be 8MegaBytes, ethernet would
> be 10Mbps while fast SCSI is 10MBps (slight difference).

There's a reason why I personally rarely reduce abbreviations all
the way to two characters. I usually use {K|M|G}b{y|i}t[e][s]. If
I leave it at just {K|M|G}, assume bytes.
Ward Griffiths
"the timid die just like the daring; and if you don't take the plunge then 
you'll just take the fall"                                Michael Longcor
Received on Fri Jan 22 1999 - 20:30:49 GMT

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