On Wednesday 30 April 2008, paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> The sooner the SI prefix abuse in the computer world dies out the
While it would be nice for clarity, the problem is the "..bi" ones just
plain sound silly out loud, /especially/ in conjunction with the units
they're most commonly (and almost exclusively) used with. kibibytes ?
Off the top of my head, "nra" seems to produce way cooler sounding ones.
(yes, I got the "bi" for bi-nary thing, thanks).
"I just upgraded to 16 GINRABYTES of PURE RAM POWER! Soon we will
defeat the star emperor, and our people will be avenged!"
"I just upgraded to 16 gibibytes, after feeding my darling fluffles his
favorite kibbly bits. He's such a dear, oooh, I just don't know what I
would do without him..."
Though I suppose the "Wii" suggests that silly names aren't that much of
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