Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
Alan Braggins (armb@setanta.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 13 Oct 1995 10:31:28 GMT
In article <45hh75$mt5@shore.shore.net> Whittet@shore.net (Whittet) writes:
> The point is that the metric system gives the illusion of a precision which
> is totally lacking in real life situations.
Bollocks. Inappropriate conversions give the illusion of a precision which
is totally lacking in real life situations.
"It's about 2 meters high, or 78.74015 inches"  see how the imperial
system gives the illusion of a precision which is totally lacking in
real life situations? It would be funny if it you couldn't see news
reports making exactly that mistake.
(Like a while back a large iceberg had its thinkness described as an
odd number of feet, implying it had been measured that accurately 
until you converted and saw that the original figure was to an
accuracy of 100 meters.)
