Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
7 Oct 1995 17:50:41 GMT

>Interestingly enough, the Roman foot of 296 mm and the English foot of 308 mm
>have preserved this value over five millenia and are now to be discarded in
>favor of the metric system.

I'd say it is about time. 5000 years (which happens to be well
before the founding of Rome anyway) is way too long to use such
silly units of measure.