If I'm going down the shops to buy RAM, a pen drive or a memory card should I
be asking for a multiple of 1.0737GB? And how do you express the bandwidth of
your home Internet connection?
Ultimately the trouble is people are treating non-SI units as if they were SI.
Despite our best intentions it's part of human language, which deforms
horribly with use.
People are like that.
--- Paul Mc Auley <paulmc at peema.org>
- Menu, n.: A list of dishes which the restaurant has just run out of.
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