[Coco] What would a CoCo successor have to have as a minimum?
alxevans at concentric.net
Tue Nov 23 09:40:30 EST 2010
--- On Mon, 11/22/10, Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> From: Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au>
> Subject: Re: [Coco] What would a CoCo successor have to have as a minimum?
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Date: Monday, November 22, 2010, 11:02 PM
> On 23/11/2010 2:42 PM, William Astle
> > 5 times more means the difference is five times. Thus,
> 5 times more than X
> > is actually *6* times X. So 125 is 5 times *as much*
> as 25 but 4 times
> > *more* than 25.
> I disagree entirely. When someone says "2x faster" they
> mean "twice as fast". No-one says "1x faster".
You can disagree all you want. It is true that people do that, they are wrong, and it can be confusing. It is just poor English. Since people misuse the expression so muych, it is better to just avoid saying x times more.
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