Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jun 2 13:27:57 UTC 2009

Andrew Sayers wrote:

> I agree that people can learn what mega and giga mean, so long as you
> give them the opportunity to learn.  Using "million bytes"
> interchangeably with "MB" gives significantly more people that
> opportunity.

Sorry, I simply can't believe that.  
> "Mega" is also a problem because accessibility isn't just about the
> ability to understand something, it's about the amount of mental effort
> required.  Grab a non-technical friend or family member and ask them how
> many million in a billion, then how many kilobytes in a megabyte.

You're _equally_ likely to get a right answer - as somebody has already 
pointed out, a billion is a pretty flexible number.

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