had a series of dreams the other night in which someone (presumably marketers, tired of having to remember the correct metric system prefix du jour), had redefined 'bytes' to mean the current amount in use: in the dream, for example, it meant 'gigabyte'. so I got confused when I heard someone describe a laptop as having "2 bytes", but then I remembered the redefinition.

what made me remember this was I just now saw where a friend of mine had posted that punny cartoon of a kid telling another kid he named his band 999 megabytes, 'cause they hadn't gotten a gig yet.

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