From: Ted Hopp (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 13:52:06 EDT
On Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:46 PM, Raymond Mercier wrote:
> At some time in the 70's when I was at conference to mark the centenary of
> the Greenwich meridian I learned that the French agreed to give up the
> meridian if the British agreed to go metric-and that was over a century
Since we're speaking of the French (we are, aren't we?) what ever happened
to French Revolutionary Metric Time?
> Maybe the U.S. could be bribed to go metric if they were allowed to have
> Washington as the standard meridian.
Sorry, it would have to be Greenbank, not Washington. However, the radio
telescope there fell over in a storm years ago, so never mind.
Personally, I prefer base 60 and base 16 to base 10. (But please, this is
not an attempt to link this thread, whatever it is, to the Hexadecimal
Ted Hopp, Ph.D.
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