Programmer Bedtime Stories: The Farmer and the Gigacows

The farmer explains the difference

“Well that would be migs with a capital M and a capital G. When it’s a lowercase M and a lowercase G, it’s milligranules.” The widow turned to the government official in their midst. “Would that be correct, Minister Nosh?”

The minister bowed. “Indeed it would be, Mistress.”

“If you had only asked for the weight in rocks, this whole misunderstanding might have been prevented. And since we did this with witnesses and a handshake all nice and legal, shall we go inside and transfer the ownership of the cows?”

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