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From: John Foust <>
Date: Wed Mar 17 09:16:49 1999

At 11:34 PM 3/16/99 -0800, Chuck McManis wrote:
>Computer terminology is becoming more precise: the International
>Electrotechnical Commission, which creates standards for electronic
>technologies, is adopting new prefixes to describe data values. The new
>term "kibibyte" will more accurately describe the number of bytes in a
>kilobyte -- rather than being 1,000, as could be inferred by the prefix
>"kilo," a kilobyte actually has 1,024 (2 to the 10th power) bytes.

Hmm, I get it - the "lo" in "kilobyte == 1,000" meant it was a bit low,
and the "bi" means it's binary.

- John
Received on Wed Mar 17 1999 - 09:16:49 GMT

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