RE: data storage terminology

Subject: RE: data storage terminology
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <sam -dot- lightbourne -at- datacore -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:24:38 -0400

Peter Nielson wrote:

> The usual standard for units is an unadorned abbreviation. There is a
> tendency away from English-language abbreviations, as well, especially
> when working with units defined within le Système international d'unités
> (SI). Thus we are to use kg (not kg. and not kgs), lb (not lb. or lbs),
> s and ms (not sec and msec), and so forth. But see
> for the full
> scoop, including a reference on whether bytes of information is in units
> that are construed as powers of two or as powers of ten. See
> for
> more than you wanted to know.

An more definitive source for information on the subject is the NIST "Units" website:

-Fred Ridder


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