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

Wouter den Otter (
10 Oct 1995 15:40:13 GMT writes:

>In article <45chpc$>, (Whittet) writes:
>>all worked out into inches, feet, yards, rods, furlongs, chains etc;
>>to give a geocomensurate standard of measurement which is far more
>>precise than the meter and has withstood 5 millenia of use with
>>very small variation.

>The length of a meter is known to a very high precision. And
>since the foot is _defined_ in terms of the meter, I don't hardly
>see how imperial units can be"far more precise" than the meter.
>Also, you might want to note that of those 5 millenia you claim
>inches and feet have been used, only the last 300 years have seen
>much scienrtific progress, and thast can be attributed, at least
>in part, to using a sensible system of measure- SI.

What do you mean, 'the meter is known to a very high precision'?
It is DEFINED with a very high precision.