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RE: Nomenclature update

Title: RE: Nomenclature update

Gentlemen, I believe "10,000 Megabits/sec" is a mixing of nomenclature that should not be used.  I believe past actions of the IEEE support this position.  In the 50's or maybe even before that, I don't know when, the IEEE took a stand against the then common practice of mixing nomenclatures.  There after, milli-microsecond became nanosecond, thousand-kilowatt became megawatt, etc.

In keeping with this precedent, I believe 10,000 Megabits/sec should be 10 Gigabit/sec.


-----Original Message-----
From: Seto, Koichiro [mailto:seto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 8:39 PM
To: stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Nomenclature update

[Date: 05/30/2000  From Seto]


It is just my personal opinion.  I'm not sure how this has been defined in
 IEEE802, but I feel that in 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and so on, the letter
'M' describing 'Megabit per second' is somewhat hidden.  It is not that it
 was non-existent.  According to this theory, the 10Gi Ethernet can be
called '10GBASE-xxx' rather than '10kBASE-xxx'. 
I think it is much easier for users/market to understand.  People usually
do not say '10kilo Megabit per second'.  They would just say "10Gigabit
per second."


> Greetings,
> This is an update to the nomenclature presentation that I gave in Ottawa
> last week.
> Comments? Suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Brad
> Brad Booth
> bradley.booth@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:bradley.booth@xxxxxxxxx
> Editor, IEEE P802.3ae
>  <<booth_nomenclature.pdf>>