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The Truth Hertz

, , , , | Right | November 25, 2021

I’m a freelance designer at lunch with a client. He requests to see a wireframe on my laptop.

Client: “Wow, that loaded really fast! How is your laptop that fast?”

Me: “Well, I had to pay extra for a faster processor. This way, I get an extra gigahertz, and my programs can launch and render that much faster.”

Client: “Don’t you mean gigabytes? Everything in computers is measured in bytes and gigabytes.”

Me: “No, actually, that number is in gigahertz. It represents the frequency of—”

Client *Outraged.* “HOW DARE YOU TALK DOWN TO ME LIKE THAT! I was on IBM’s board when they designed the IBM PC! I have more knowledge of computers in one finger than you’ll ever have in your life! GIGAHERTZ HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH COMPUTERS!”

And right then, I decided I wanted nothing to do with him.