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

Lon Stowell (
20 Oct 1995 12:11:17 -0700

In article <> Dr John Barrow <> writes:
>I like the way the SI system takes the name of James Watt, for example, a
>classical chap no doubt versed in ye olde Brit Imp measure, and gives it to
>the metric system's unit of power. There's a sort of *hands across the sea*
>gesture of peace and unity about it. Don't you think?
Given the "dear and close abiding love" of the British and French
throughout history, perhaps a few names dropped here and there
were the only way they could get the British to even consider
adopting the system?