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

8 Oct 1995 18:25:20 GMT

In <4578mk$> (Keith
Morrison) writes:
>Quick, without using a calculator, tell me how many feet are in
>53.872134 miles.
>Now tell me how many meters are in 53.872134 kilometers. I'll bet you
>can get it to the third decimal place.
>How many ounces in 112.4355 tons? How many grams in 112.4355 metric

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
Resist metric! (and Microsoft)