[thechat] Zope on a Rope (or shoestring)

Simon Dell simondl at epic.co.uk
Fri May 17 03:26:02 CDT 2002

At 00:48 17/05/02 +0100, you wrote:

>>Do they make hard disks that big? *:)
>The largest unit of data measurement I can find is a yottabyte.
>1 yottabyte = 1024 zettabytes
>1 zettabyte = 1024 exabytes
>1 exabyte = 1024 petabytes
>1 petabyte = 1024 terabytes
>1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes

I think these words are chosen to sound silly on purpose. The size of the
thing being expressed is stupidly big, so it needs a stupid sounding word
to accurately describe it.

If tera, peta, exa, zetta and yutta are the 1024th multiples of their
previous named multiple, what are the 1000th ones called?
Are they equally comical? :-)


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