Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)
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
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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