Re: Abbreviation for kilobits per second

Subject: Re: Abbreviation for kilobits per second
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 18:07:45 -0800

On Mon, 17 Jun 1996 15:18:57 -0700, Michael Andrew Uhl wrote:

>Would someone out there please tell me what the correct abbreviation is
>kilobits per second. I cannot find it in my dictionaries. I can only
>find bits per second (bps).

Unless specified otherwise, the convention, AFAIK, is to simply prepend
the 'k' (lowercase!) to add a "kilo" to an acronym/abbreviation.

Speaking of which, does anyone have a complete chart of such prefixes?
I can remember most of them, but it would be handy to have a nice chart
:)


Thus: kbps.

Your friend and mine,
Matt
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