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

Pyotr Filipivich (
19 Oct 1995 16:08:57 GMT (Martin Storey) writes:
|In article <>,
|Fred Read <> wrote:

|>Just to clear things up:
|> k = 1000
|> K = 1024

|k is the SI symbol for thousands. Where did K ever come from?

Well, let us examine the problem. on first examination we see that the
quanties represented by 'k' is less than the quantity 'K'. What
can account for this difference? This takes a little research into the
history of the use of the term "K". As is now known, the term "K" as an
indicator of 2^10 units was the natural result of exposure of the marketing
dweebs to low levels of science while young, and the resulting damage to
their little minds.

So we can conclude from this that "K" is merely 'k' with the marketing
departments overhead added.


Does "K" include VAT & GST outside of the US?

-- Pyotr Filipivich, amongst others.
When I was a boy, we had Outcome Based Education, too.
We called it "Being held back a year"