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> It has nothing
> to do with the ambiguity between k as 1000 and k as 1024.
The PR people for the Plus Hardcard did indeed exploit the
ambiguity between M=1,000,000 and MB=1,048,576 bytes. Their
packaging claimed 105 M bytes for a drive with 100 MB. They
confessed their dodge in the fine print to their docs.
When DOS reads out the available disk or RAM space it does
so in bytes, not KB or MB. Therefore the Plus people would
have been consistent with industry usage in claiming
105,000,000 bytes. It was using the symbol "M" that made it
a bit of hustle.
But the Plus Hardcard is obsolete now, and that was around
Vicki Richman vicric -at- panix -dot- com National Writers Union
Bedford, Brooklyn NY PGP 2.6 UAW Local 1981, AFL/CIO
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