From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 18 2003 - 07:46:51 EDT
On 18/08/2003 04:06, Jill.Ramonsky@Aculab.com wrote:
>Personally, I don't see why we have to sell beer (or anything else for that
>matter) in integer multiples of any kind of "units" at all. Why can't we
>just bring an arbitrarily sized, partially full, glass to the bar and say to
>the guy at the bar: "Could you fill it up to about HERE please?".
>It's a good system. It works for petrol pumps. Nobody in England even
>NOTICED when petrol pumps went metric, because it made bugger all difference
>to the reality of how things worked.
>What exactly is wrong with the notion of filling a British pint glass with
>beer and charging it to the till as zero point something litres?
Well, this would require fitting electronic meters (not metres! - two
quite different words in British English) to every beer tap. And I'm not
sure how well this would work in a bar packed with drunks fighting to be
served on a Saturday night...
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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