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Topic: Introducing the United (fps) System
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 RC Posts: 48 Registered: 12/12/04
Re: Introducing the United (fps) System
Posted: Apr 30, 2000 1:51 PM

In article <8eho1t\$b0g\$1@news.netmar.com>, gandg@snet.net writes
>
>In a previous article, Gene Nygaard <gnygaard@nccray.com> writes:

>>If that was your goal, there is still a sizable group of astronomers who
>>cling to an old metric system as tenaciously as the American public
>>clings onto their miles.

>
D.S. :
>They aren't the only ones clinging to the mile. How 'bout England;

Now we move into psychological territory. There is something about the
mile which people prefer rather than the kilometre. The same could be
said about the metre versus yard situation - people prefer the metre.
The deciding factor in this, is that in both cases, people go with the
one which is slightly larger. It conveys more status to the thing being
measured (speed or distance) in certain situations. However, in
experimental measuring and calculation the metric system is, IMO, the
only way to go. If you want to convert your distances and velocities to
miles or yards just use the appropriate factor.

> and they
>also like their 20 oz pints.
>

The english like a pint, no matter how many ounces are in it.
>Snip<
>

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Reason
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