Meaning of "architecture width" - Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...

Peter Corlett abuse at
Fri Sep 16 06:19:31 CDT 2016

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 08:34:38PM -0500, Kyle Owen wrote:
> How about 65k of RAM?!
> That's like...a whole 1k more than the competition!

And underselling it, because 65,536 is 66k to 2 s.f.

It seems that as soon as one is measuring something that is related to
computers, some people think that centuries of convention and standards should
be ignored and SI multipliers now mean powers of 1024, even when measuring a
quantity that is not naturally a power of two such as disk sizes or network
speed. It just serves to confuddle things.

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