paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Thu, 1 May 2008, Gareth 'bigbro' Eason wrote:
>>> while others detailed them as Gigabytes (2-based).
>> You meant Gibibytes there ;)
I propose DibiBites to count the size of fast food meat products of
i.e. A basic Big Mac (excluding bun ) might be defined as 3.1415927
In 1968 when I first used Qubol, the basic unit of storage was a
hand entered Coding sheet (result print outs 2 weeks later).
Then in 1973 on George using Fortran it was the Punched Card (if you
were a stellar student you could punch your own. I prefered the
stenograph key type rather than the newer "giant dymo knob" kind).
My 1978 or 1979 SC/MP only had RAM...
My 1980 Apple II with 5.25" (ignored sector holes), 1M 8" dual drive, 5M
Hard Drive and Z80 - CP/M card specified memory in pwrs of 2 and disk
space in Decimal.
Now that I have a pocket Media player with 160G drive built in, I don't
too much care which system they use to count it. Unless I decide to put
my DVD collection on it I will never fill it. (I only buy hard
copy/Physical music and transfer it myself).
I may upgrade the 120G on laptop to a 1/2 T drive as it is getting full.
Though maybe I need new laptop. (Six year old 1600x1200 ultrasharp
15.4", 1.8GHz P4 desktop CPU, 768M RAM, DVD & CD writer, seriously heavy
and a battery pack that's nearly as much volume as an Eee PC).
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