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

Thomas Koenig (
11 Oct 1995 19:46:44 +0100

In alt.folklore.computers, (Ken Arromdee) wrote:

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

Depends on your average speed ;-)

In Europe, you're likely to be driving an average of around 100 km/h on
motorways, given reasonable speeds, driving times, roadworks, traffic jams,
and stops for petrol. This makes converting distances to driving times quite
easy: divide by 100.

Dunno about the US - what do you average, over long distances? 50
miles per hour?

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