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

Alan Braggins (
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 10:07:29 GMT

In article <45m688$> (Robert A. Uhl) writes:
> >
> >The "modern" Imperial system has of course the advantage that it's
> >decimal: a gallon of water weighs 10 pounds.
> And the US version has the advantage that it is binary; a gallon of
> water is 8 pounds. Rather simple for a computer to do the
> calculation.
Its been over 40 years since converting from binary to decimal for the
convenience of humans was considered a waste of valuable machine
time. If your computer really has difficulty converting, you need a
new computer more urgently than a new measurement system.