Re: Hexadecimal digits

From: John W Kennedy (
Date: Sun Jun 06 2010 - 12:44:00 CDT

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    On Jun 4, 2010, at 6:42 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:

    >> Classical computing has always defined a kilobyte as 1024 bytes.
    >> I reject SI's attempt to force their broken system on what is an
    >> established de facto standard.
    > This is indeed trollery. SI and "kilo" and the decimal system have been
    > around far, far longer than so-called "classical computing."

    He's also wrong about computing, which has never ceased to use "kilo-" in its correct sense of 1000, as well as in the incorrect sense of 1024. Worse yet, it has used "mega-" to mean 1000000, 1024000, and 1048576.

    John W Kennedy
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