Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 07:16:53 -0500

From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU

Subject: Metric? Bah! Humbug!

Dennis Baron was glad that he had an oral thermometer when he was in

France. Sure, and if it had broken then he might have found out what

kind of pain the metric half-system can be. The decimal stuff is just

fine, but going to a 24-hour clock is not enough. One still has to cope

with units of 60 and 24 in going from one point to another. Maybe that's

why I hit the Cabernet way too early when timing out and preparing

Thanksgiving dinner.

Does the metric system lead to the total abolition of knots and nautical

miles? If so, maybe it's not as wanting as I thought.

Bob Wachal