Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
8 Oct 1995 23:11:38 GMT

In article <45952g$>, (ANDREW GRYGUS) writes:
>And yet one more of them. The >>>only<<< advantage of the metric
>systems is the sliding decimal point for conversions, so the >>>only<<<
>thing any of you guys can come up with is obscure conversions that
>no-one would ever need to do. Since we have units appropriate to their
>use, we seldom need to convert much of anything in day-to-day life.
>Andrew Grygus - California Republic

Once again, you are confusing the words "Andrew Grygus" and
"everyone." Maybe you never have occaision to convert units.
Scientists and engineers do it all the time. People at the store
might want to convert ounces to pounds (which is harder than
grams to kilos) to compare prices. I bet even you, if you were
intelligent enough to get a drivers license, might want to
convert driving distances to driving times. It is all easier in