Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Peter Ceresole (
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 21:15:58 +0100

In article <46156r$>, (Sylvain Louboutin) wrote:

>except of course when talking about computers where kilo becomes 1024
>times whatever it prefixes... (just thought I would add my bit to clear
>things up :-)

No; in computer usage it's not "kilo" but "k" these days. As in "three
hundred and forty five kay". However it is true that in any use of
"kilobytes" the meaning of "kilo" is automatically modified. Clear as mud.

But then all these computer terms are American, aren't they?