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

Goodwin / Phillip James (
12 Oct 1995 12:20:12 GMT

>And yet one more of them. The >>>only<<< advantage of the metric
>systems is the sliding decimal point for conversions, so the >>>only<<<

Well those wacky Amercians did do something useful -- they introduced the
metric music system!

Instead of crotchets and quavers and demi-hemi-semi-quavers we've got the
alternative of whole notes and half-notes and quarter-notes and so on.
Much simpler. If you like, you could use this as an analogy to the whole
metric vs. imperial system argument that's been going on. (as an aside,
shouldn't the US get rid of the *imperial* system - after all they do
claim to be independent :) ).

I know any British people will say that the crotchet music system is
better than the US quarter-note system -- most people just prefer what
they grew up with.

Steve Goodwin

.sigs suck