from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 (210) bytes.
- n. One thousand bytes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a unit of storage capacity, 1024 (210) bytes : kibibyte
- n. 1000 bytes, though this is the technically accurate definition as an SI unit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
- n. a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
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However, use of Base 2 when using the word kilobyte, for example, is deprecated.
If you change a single kilobyte out of a 30GB file, rsync will swap just that single kilobyte.
The truth is that not a single kilobyte flowing through its modern fibers has yet reached our computers.
Verizon told George Vaccaro that bandwidth charges in Canada were .002 cents per kilobyte, but billed him at .002 dollars, or 100 times as much as he was quoted.
“There was something about so much per kilobyte downloaded, but one really has no idea what kilobytes are used to check an e-mail,” Sehmer says in the Vancouver Sun post, which adds:
Fees could range up to 4.55 won (0.4 U.S. cents) per 0.5 kilobyte used.
That would be plausible if error were a fixed and uniform entity, like a kilobyte or a quart.
In any of these scenarios, remember that going online by mistake can incur per-kilobyte charges that might make international-roaming fees look cheap.
Even "normal" BOL subscribers -- who get 256 kilobyte-per-second connections -- pay $1,500 per month for their subscriptions.
In summary, people in many parts of Africa, with unlocked iPhones, can surf on EDGE, on a prepaid account and easily afford the per kilobyte charges that would kill an American consumer without a fixed price data plan.