Re: Way off subject - metrics again [was Re: Vulgar fractions]

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 11:30:21 EST

Mark Davis wrote:

> Even now, megaseconds go by without my ever seeing any metric
> measurements in common use.

"You saw, but you did not observe."
        --Holmes to Watson

You are as unlikely to notice the (soft) metric measurement on almost every
packaged food product as you are to notice the corporate URL printed there.
And some products, such as soft drinks in large quantities, and alcohol
(except beer) in any quantity, are sold in rounded metric amounts.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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