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

Ken Arromdee (
11 Oct 1995 14:01:38 -0400

In article <459lra$fag@cnn.Princeton.EDU>,
<> wrote:
>Once again, you are confusing the words "Andrew Grygus" and
>"everyone." Maybe you never have occaision to convert units.
>Scientists and engineers do it all the time. People at the store
>might want to convert ounces to pounds (which is harder than
>grams to kilos) to compare prices.

They're likely in 13.5 ounce and 16 ounce containers that have to be compared
(and are probably unit priced anyway).

>I bet even you, if you were
>intelligent enough to get a drivers license, might want to
>convert driving distances to driving times. It is all easier in

Converting miles and miles per hour to hours is no harder than doing the same
for kilometers and kilometers per hour.

Ken Arromdee (,;

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