Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
Triple Quadrophenic (hollis_f%frgen.dnet@sb.com)
13 Oct 1995 07:15:16 GMT
In article <45hpma$omf@lynx.dac.neu.edu>, mkagalen@lynx.dac.neu.edu (Michael Kagalenko) says:
>
>In article <45fd6h$3kd@shore.shore.net>, Whittet <Whittet@shore.net> wrote:
>]
>]Because metric intervals require steps of ten times the previous value,
>]whereas English measures allow a choice of proportions, the English measures
>]are actually much easier to use in practical reckonings.
>
> "much easier to use in practical reckonings" ? Then, I expect,
> you'll have no trouble telling me how many pints are in one
> cubic foot ?
>
Or..
If apples weigh 9 oz each and you have 1 cwt, 6 stone. 4 lb and 11 oz
of apples how many do you have in total?. Even a rough guess takes
longer than the equivalent in metric.
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