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

Craig Miller (
24 Oct 1995 19:55:07 GMT

In article <>, (Dik T. Winter) says:
>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.
>dik t. winter, cwi, kruislaan 413, 1098 sj amsterdam, nederland, +31205924098
>home: bovenover 215, 1025 jn amsterdam, nederland; e-mail:
Ahh, isn't this Sci.Geo.geology ???, or am I just mistaken