In the immortal words of Geoff Oltmans: >> I could only find one (funny) mistake in it: "At a time when mega, giga >> and tetra are the popular prefixes, ..." Yeah, isn't tetra the Greek for >> the number 4? > >Doesn't it go: mega, giga, terra, peta... ? 2^10, 10^6 = mega (M) 2^20, 10^9 = giga (G) 2^30, 10^12 = tera (T) 2^40, 10^15 = peta (P) 2^50, 10^18 = exa (E) The "computer" values increase by 2^10 = 1024, while the non-digital world uses steps of 10^3 = 1000. On on unrelated note, I've been poking around in TI-99/4A land for a couple days now (my uncle had one). Suddenly I'm very grateful that so much documentation exists for the Commodore machines :) %% Chris Bongaarts %% email@example.com %% http://umn.edu/~cab %% Univ of Minnesota %% CBongo on EFnet IRC %% Stop Plate Tectonics! - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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