[wellylug] [OT] Internet & Citylink

Jamie Dobbs jamie.dobbs at orcon.net.nz
Mon Feb 28 21:28:35 NZDT 2005


David Antliff wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, Jamie Dobbs wrote:
>
>> the closest you can get is 1024 which is the correct definition of 
>> kilo in computer terms.
>
>
> The problem here is that we aren't talking "computer terms" - we are 
> talking "communications terms" and the definition is quite clear.
>
> If you like, you can consider bytes to be 'computer related' and bits 
> to be 'information/communications related'. A kilobyte is indeed 1024 
> bytes, but a kilobit is 1000 bits. Or as Leo's URL mentions, the even 
> more correct term for 1024 bytes is a kibibyte.
>
OK, I stand (or sit as the case may be) corrected

 :-)


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