From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 19:05:50 EDT
At 15:47 -0700 2003-07-28, Peter Kirk wrote:
>Well, except two countries, or more than two if you have been
>following the "damn'd fools" thread. We British resisted Napoleon
>and we continue to resist his innovations like the metric system,
>though we are being forced to make a gradual change.
Thank heavens. :-) Unless you miss non-decimal currency.
>There are still many things which Napoleon managed to impose and are
>still uniform all the way from Calais to Vladivostok (because even
>the Russians accepted his system for a while), even traffic rules
>(drive on the right, give way to the right), but are different in
That doesn't mean it's a good idea that these things aren't standardized.
Though I like the fused UK and Irish electric socket plugs, which are
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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