Kibibyte, Mebibyte and Gibibyte

What's all this nonsense I see more and more?
When I was a child I learned that 1KB was 1024 bytes.
Now someone says that 1024 bytes are really 1KiB.
Wikipedia says: "However, as of 2011 adoption has been slow and usage has been limited in the marketplace and in the press": just ask yourself why...
And all this mess started when HD manufacturers started selling bytes HDs pretending they were 100GB.
It's just like if car manufacturers had measured fuel efficiency in Kilometers per Litre and the gas stations would sell litres of 900 ml.

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