Using standardized SI prefixes

Jan Claeys lists at
Fri Jun 15 18:29:57 UTC 2007

Op vrijdag 15-06-2007 om 13:46 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Phillip
> Because we needed a name, and Kilo is a good one to use.  There is no
> rule that says you can't use the word for a different meaning in a
> different context. 

The problem is that it's used for both decimal & binary multiples in the
same context...  (E.g. several programs use it as a binary multiple for
"network speeds", while many other programs use it as a decimal multiple
in that _exact_ same context.)

Anyway, it will take a lot of time to convince all developers and
companies to do The Right Thing™...

Jan Claeys

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