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Re: beyond _tera_[Fwd: dozenal and hexadecimal digits]

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, May 15, 2000, 6:44
At 17:01 14/05/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Jonathan Chang wrote: >> >> Question: >> If _mega_ = million >> _giga_ = billion >> & >> _tera_= trillion, >> what comes after these? > >This should help: >
I didn't know there had been new prefixes adopted to replace the decimal ones for powers of two in computers... Well, seen how it is around me, I don't think they will ever be used, neither in everyday life nor in computer science. The use ofthe decimal prefixes is too much rooted in the everyday life to change, especially when some prefixes are as silly as gibi (gibi gibi gibi ! looks like an adult babbling to a baby :)) ). And what about exbi? ex-bisexual :))) . Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :