Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Furlong Floppies

Tired of confusing Mega and Mibi bytes? Hard disk choices getting you in a spin? well, FEAR NOT - Sanity is at hand. Most old-timers like myself will remember the 3.5" floppy disk (yes, the thing that you kept all your hard work on, mistreated and then wondered why you couldn't print your assignment at the deadline). Each held 1.44Mb of data and so....

Stack em all up, and a furlong (220 yards, or 201.16m) of em would contain 87.782 GB.

I hereby propose that we all use the new SI measurement of "furlong floppies" to describe data.

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