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

Dik T. Winter (
Sun, 22 Oct 1995 23:26:23 GMT

In article <46ea3b$> (Whittet) writes:
> For those who actually study the history of things like the French Revolution,
> less the propaganda and with some knowledge of the behind the scenes games
> people play, the major impact of a change in standards of measure is not
> scientific advance, but big orders for retooled machinery.

Oh come on. The biggest impact was on trade. It was made much easier as
it was no longer necessary to use different measures each few kilometers
you travelled.

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