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

Robert McGee (
13 Oct 1995 22:15:23 GMT

In article <45ku2a$>, (Robert A. Uhl) says:

>hogshead). They are _huge_. Quite as useful as the ridiculous
>megaliter (conveys no meaning; I bet that the volume of the ocean is
>told to schoolchildren in liters or perhaps kiloliters.
And you find, say, 3 million liters more meaningful (by which I presume
you mean easier to visualize) than 3 megaliters? You either have
a staggeringly large quantity of a familiar and readily apprehended unit,
or you have a small quantity of perceptually unmanageable units. In either
case I doubt that most people could really picture what such a volume
would look like. | I wanted to get a World Bank MasterCard | so I could charge hydroelectric dams
Washington, DC | and stuff.
| --P.J. O'Rourke
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of the World Bank.