What’s all that jargon mean? It means that, when I’m talking about the size of my hard disk, I’ll say 37.2 GiB, not 37.2 GB.
- Because the new prefixes are mathematically correct.
- Because metrology is cool.
- Because I like to be different. (Do you know anyone else who’s ever said “mebibyte” to you?)
- Because I can.
After all, the letter i needs a little more attention.