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Kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi…? ]


I know. It's the fact that no one abides by that ( calls bits by a capital B, and bytes by a b ), and also the translations of 1000 vs 1024.
It's enough to make someone who isn't particularily math savvy to retch :P.

Not to even mention, if I ask any customer if they'd prefer us to display their usage in Gibibytes, they'd stare at me blankly, and ask what a Gibibyte is.
The binary prefixes are totally unheard of outside of the tech world.

And I'm tired, so I'm going to go sleep before I rant and spout off unnecessarily.

Frankly, this type of confusion just leads to another Mars orbiter going MIA ].  I'd rather put a footnote explaining the new units than risk my technical document being mis{understood,implemented,used}.