February 26, 2020

The case of a `K’

Regarding articles and headlines on the imminent Y2K event, the Bangor Daily News should be typesetting “Y2K” in all uppercase characters, since in computerese a lowercase “k” represents 1,024, while an uppercase “K” represents 1,000. Try as you may, using a lowercase “k” will not delay the onset of the year 2000. Robert Godfrey Eastport

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