[thechat] Zope on a Rope (or shoestring)

Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns skaiser1 at skdesigns.com
Fri May 17 03:49:00 CDT 2002

At 01:22 AM 5/17/2002, Simon responded:
>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? :-)

And here I thought they'd based those terms on Latin origin or something
academic. You mean they just pulled these names out of a hat labelled
"Stupid sounding names" just to pull something on us? Geesh.... I shoulda
known. ;-)


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