Meaning of "architecture width" - Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...
a.carlini at ntlworld.com
Fri Sep 16 16:47:33 CDT 2016
On 16/09/16 12:19, Peter Corlett wrote:
> 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
I've never encountered anyone claiming that a 10Mb/s network means
anything other than ten million bits per second.
I suppose *someone* must have fiddled their network speeds in some
marketing brochure, but they'd be the exception rather than the rule.
arcarlini at iee.org
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