Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 20:24:29 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: going metric
24-hour clock and decimal currency were no problem. The only problem I had
with metric was the temperature. I know there's an easy formula, and I was
Just think 21=perfect; a little higher than 21=good if you like warm
weather, which I do; a lot higher than 21=fine in Mississippi, where we
know how to live in hot weather, too hot in Europe (or the northern US),
where life isn't designed for hot weather; a little lower than 21=colder
than I like but perfect in some people's opinions; a lot lower than 21=
pile up the blankets and hibernate. In other words, all you need to do
is remember 21. No need to worry about a complicated formula.
I love the 24-hour clock, btw. On the few clocks that I own that offer
the choice between 12-hour and 24-hour, I choose 24-hour. It makes much
more sense to me.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)