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By: Mark Wheatley       
Date: Sep 30,2003 at 20:16
In Response to: MB instead of KB view. (Ed Krall)

> J├╝rgen writes

> Hooray!
> K = kilo = 1000 = 10^3
> M = mega = 1000000 = 10^6
> These are standards agreed upon internationally.
> Unfortunately, we have no convenient abbreviation for exactly 1024 and
> 1048576.
> Worse, the "error" rate increases linearly with the exponent of
> 10.
> So what should Kim do? I would hope he uses the ISO standard terms and
> values, and not the binary approximations.

> Ed

Wrong.
The international standard is that lower case "k" means kilo, 10^3, not "K".
So often "K" is used for 1024 and "k" kept for 1000.

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