Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)
cclist at sydex.com
Sat Dec 6 17:35:32 CST 2014
On 12/06/2014 02:36 PM, Mouse wrote:
> And at least one manufacturer outright lied to me about it. Back when
> Zip disks came out, they were sold as 100MB. They were actually 96MB
> (bang on the nose, too - 196608 sectors, not 96.026+MB or any such). I
> had occasion to call iOmega for something else related to Zip disks and
> asked them where the other 4MB went, not because I didn't know but
> because I was curious what they'd say.
I dunno--if you go by the 1MB = 10**6 bytes, it's pretty accurate for
both the 100 (100663296 bytes) and the 250 (250640384 bytes).
Reminds me of the old Python sketch about "Anything Goes"...
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