Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Sat Dec 6 20:02:12 CST 2014
>> Back when Zip disks came out, they were sold as 100MB. They were
>> actually 96MB [...]. 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
Well, yes; I knew that was "where the 4MB went". I was curious whether
they would try to "correct" the 96M figure or what...and it turned out
to be "what".
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