Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
7 Oct 1995 22:33:41 GMT

>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.
>Andrew Grygus - California Republic

This is a pretty stupid comment. Anything a foot can be "used"
to measure, we can also "use" a meter to measure. The foot has
no more or less "utility" than anything metric. The difference
comes when one wants to convert or manipulate the measurement.
Since we use a decimal based number system, it is a whole lot
easier to work with 1000 meters/kilometer than 5280 feet/mile.
Decimal comes from ten, by the way, the number of fingers on your
hand, which is probably how people that consider imperial units
more useful count anyway. As for '"intellectual" morons' wanting
to force it on everyone else- try pulling your head out of your
butt and you will see that the US does not constitute the entire
world, and most of "everyone else" has decided to switch to SI
long ago. If you are too dumb to learn SI, that is too bad.