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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 21:46:47 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0604302144510.613@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Sunday 2006-04-30 at 12:17 -0400, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:

> The failure of the US and Britain to convert to the obviously more sensible
> metric system isn't just a matter of stupidity or stubbornness. If nothing
> else, look at the investment people have in socket wrenches calibrated in
> fractions of an inch, and in the hardware that they fit onto. Or all those
> machine components that are measured in inches and have to fit together.
> Metric conversion is a terrifyingly expensive proposition.

You wouldn't need to change overnight. It could be done over years.

We changed monetary systems in Europe to Euro... think of all those
machines that had to be replaced. It is doable.

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Cheers,
Carlos Robinson

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