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

Robert A. Uhl (
14 Oct 1995 01:01:23 GMT

In article <45mfnp$qe3@elaine10.Stanford.EDU>,
Jock Robert Ian Christie <jchrist@leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> For those of you who are SCARED of the metric system - Please dont be.
> Neither system is "better", but I personally think that it makes a lot
> of sense for the USA to stop being so pigheaded and just switch over,
> as thoughtfully pointed out before.
> There will be lots of whining at first, but people will get used to it.

I am not scared (nor do I shout...) of the metric system. I dislike
it. I disagree with it, its creators and its proponents on
philosophical grounds. I can use it, but prefer not to. Neither
system is better, you admit. So why should I convert? I like the
historic system, the system which served the US in its glory days and
Britain during the Empire.

I am already used to it. But I hate and loathe it.

What is pigheaded about wanting to remain the same? Change != good,
you know. Progress can be bad. Stability is a virtue IMO.

> I just cant stand anti-metric whining.

And I cannot stand pro-metric whining.

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