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

Grant Edwards (
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 21:12:25 GMT

Matthew Hunt ( wrote:
: wrote:

: > grams to kilos) to compare prices. I bet even you, if you were
: > intelligent enough to get a drivers license, might want to
: > convert driving distances to driving times. It is all easier in
: > metric.

: On the highway, it takes about a minute to drive a mile. Too hard?

Depends on how far you're driving. Driving 750 km takes 7.5 hours. For me
that's easier than figuring out how many hours it takes to drive 450 miles.

For distances under 60 miles, the 1 minute per mile rule is pretty handy.

Overall, I'd much prefer the US was using the metric system. It's damned
annoying when trying to double or triple a recipe you have to remember how
many teaspoons there are in a tablespoon, and how many tablespoons there are
in a cup.

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