Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Dik T. Winter (
Sun, 8 Oct 1995 01:49:32 GMT

In article <4578mk$> (Keith Morrison) writes:
> Message-ID: <456lhe$>
> >
> >The foot has stood the test of time because it as the most useful human
> >scale measure. Unfortunately, a bunch of "intellectual" morons think
> >they have a better way and want to force it on everyone else.
> Quick, without using a calculator, tell me how many feet are in
> 53.872134 miles.
Well, they always tell that nobody ever needs such conversions. A better
test is: how many cubic inches is a gallon. Or more precise, you have to
build a rectangular container that holds a gallon. What dimensions would
you use? Or the other way around, I have a container 10"x5"x5". You
want to buy from me one gallon of beer. I fill the container; would you
accept that as being one gallon?

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