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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Lew Wolfgang <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 16:04:51 -0700
  • Message-id: <44569413.9000507@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Nick Zentena wrote:
On Monday 01 May 2006 18:49, Lew Wolfgang wrote:

Considering that every house, every building and every shed in
the US is built out of components sized on the English system,
how in the world can you convert to metric? Dual inventory
in stores until every building is replaced? Never happen.

Dual labels. Problem solved. We get plenty of products in US package sizes. Things like 473ml instead of an Imperial pint or 500ml.

But consumer food packages are seldom used in calculations.

Granted, using fractions of inches in carpentry is a PITA, but
imagine how much worse when you're mixing basic units at the
same time! Dual labeling doesn't give all the advantages of
the metric system, it just glosses over the problem and makes
politicians happy.

Lew Wolfgang

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