Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)

Mouse 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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