Journal: News & Comment

Monday, December 10, 2001
# 4:02:00 PM:

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Beware: heavy geek mode is on.

I recently discovered that, strictly speaking, my computer should be said to have 416 mebibytes (MiB) of memory, not 416 megabytes (MB). At least according to the SI International System of Units it should. I'm not holding my breath that computer manufacturers will start quoting mebibytes, though.

Incidentally, a 60 gigabyte (GB) hard drive is usually labelled correctly, by the same logic.


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