Re: HDTV Flat Panels: bad systems of measure

Spike Jones (
Sat, 07 Nov 1998 16:40:27 -0800

Dan Clemmensen wrote:

> Spike Jones wrote:
> > and an embarrassment. inches? feet? furlongs per fortnight?
> >
> I can never directly remember the miles-to-kilometers conversions,
> but I can remember the speed of light in Km (300,000 Km/s) and
> in miles (186,000 mi/s), both numbers good to six places. Therefore,
> one Km equals .62 mi. Simple.

dan im suggesting the elimination of english measurements. i proposed it to the engineering society to which i belong in a technical paper several years ago, but the suggestion fell on deaf ears. perhaps english measures will
be one of those memes, like taliban and other oppressive religious systems,
that must gradually wear out instead of being violently overthrown. {8-[ spike