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

Thomas Koenig (
12 Oct 1995 13:14:30 +0100

In alt.folklore.computers, (Don Stokes) wrote:

>v. Those *names*. I'd stop saying "miles" immediately if the "official"
> name for a kilometre changed to something that rolled off the tounge as
> easily. Here we call km "kays", but this offends my sense of precision
> in language (kay*whats*?).

In "The Mode in God's Eye", Niven and Pournelle have called the
kilometer "klick" (oh Gad, two people from the US who like things
METRIC? :-). How would that sound to you? :-)

Thomas K€nig,, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
logarithmic diagram.