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

INEN/W94 (
10 Oct 1995 15:14:18 -0400

Princeton.EDU>Distribution: wrote:
>Interestingly enough, the Roman foot of 296 mm and the English foot of 308 mm
>have preserved this value over five millenia and are now to be discarded in
>favor of the metric system.

: I'd say it is about time. 5000 years (which happens to be well
: before the founding of Rome anyway) is way too long to use such
: silly units of measure.

Hmm, didn't doctors used to use leeches for healing once? I'm glad they
stopped doing that! As for the metric system - Hello!! America!!!
Stop holding up the rest of the world by hanging on to your useless
inch/fahrenheit/gallon system!!