From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 14:12:50 EDT
Yes, I am sick and tired of dealing with this horrible non-decimal measurement
system the US has for time: the number of units per other unit vary all across
the board: 60..61 : 1, 60 : 1, 24 : 1, 28..31 : 1, 12 : 1, 365..366 : 1 --
awful. At least with inches, feet, and miles, the number of feet per mile don't
vary depending on which mile one is talking about!
I'll be so glad to shift to a metric system for time, as they use in Europe, so
we won't have to deal with this stuff any more. How could anyone prefer this to
a metric system?
► “Eppur si muove” ◄
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <email@example.com>
To: "Michael Everson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 10:15
Subject: Re: [Way OT] Beer measurements (was: Re: Handwritten EURO sign)
> Michael Everson scripsit:
> > >Michael. Look up "yard" in that OED of yours. Then tell me again just
> > >how much you wish to have it "abolished".
> > It will be a great day when the US finally accepts and implements the
> > metric system.
> I agree entirely.
> One Word to write them all, John Cowan <email@example.com>
> One Access to find them, http://www.reutershealth.com
> One Excel to count them all, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> And thus to Windows bind them. --Mike Champion
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