
Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))Joseph Francis Nebus (nebusj@theorem.math.rpi.edu)10 Oct 1995 14:50:23 0400
lstowell@pyrnova.mis.pyramid.com (Lon Stowell) writes:
> Quick. You are 6 foot 1 inch tall. You have been strapped
> You are approaching a tunnel at roughly 60 MPH.
> Would you rather see a sign that gives the clearance in Meters
> "Warning. 7 foot 2 inch Clearance!!"
> "Warning 2.158 Meter Clearance".
And they accuse Metric enthusiasts of coming up with arbitrary,
Alternative phrasing:
You are 1.8m tall. You are strapped to a pole mounted on a railroad
2.2 m
or
7 feet 2 inches
Hm?
