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
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.