RE: Internationalization--Rants

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun May 30 1999 - 08:01:15 EDT

Ar 13:34 -0700 1999-05-29, scríobh Addison Phillips:

>I think the real point here is that people *like* and are used to their
>own cultural differences/icons/paper sizes/irrational systems of measure.
>Vive le différence.

I disagree. I'm not gifted with great mathematical ability, and disliked
even basic arithmetic. When I was 8 years old or so in 1970 in
Pennsylvania, they introduced the metric system to us in school and it was
easy and logical and we were promised that the US was going to convert to
it because it was easy and logical.

It was cruel of them to raise such hopes in children.

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