Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
Lars Duening (duening@ibr.cs.tubs.de)
9 Oct 1995 18:01:50 GMT
In article <DG6Bnw.K8w@polo.demon.co.uk> john@polo.demon.co.uk (John Winters) writes:
>In article <459em8$k64@theorem.math.rpi.edu>,
>Joseph Francis Nebus <nebusj@theorem.math.rpi.edu> wrote:
>>aax@ix.netcom.com (ANDREW GRYGUS) writes:
>>
>> [Strawberry story]
> Me, I'm broadly in favour of the metric system but I can't let that
> one pass. Your problem here was converting from a volumetric
> measurement to a weight measurement, which would have been just as hard
> in a metric system. Do *you* know how many litres of strawberries there
> are to the kilo? Nor do I.
I'd start with 1 liter for 1 kg strawberries and then put one or two
handfuls more in. Should be good enough for household needs.
> And if you can't remember how many pints
> there are in a quart, you're not much likelier to remember how many
> centimetres there are in a metre.
No need to remember, the 'centi' already tells you :)

Lars Duening; duening@ibr.cs.tubs.de
