Re: Abbreviation for kilobits per second

Subject: Re: Abbreviation for kilobits per second
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 19:35:17 -0400

Sabahat Iqbal Ashraf publishes a table of the SI prefixes.

He gives <mu>, the Greek character mu for micro. This is correct, but often
not available, or only available with difficulty.

Typists used to substitute a lc "u" and, with luck, either the typist or the
author of the letter would insert the tail to turn it into a mu. However I
used to see many documents (and sometimes printed articles) with an
unmodified "u". This to the extent that "u" was often regarded as a typing
convention for <mu>.

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

P.S. Readers do know what a typist is?

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