Dimensions in SI units
Posted Jul 24, 2006 13:17 UTC (Mon) by rsidd
In reply to: Dimensions in SI units
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Let me second that. Americans are taught international units in school and all products in America are labelled with both international and American units. The rest of us have forgotten, or never knew, the English-American system. It is hard to think of a single redeeming merit of that system: it is striking that not only the erstwhile British colonies, but increasingly Britain itself, have abandoned it. So why do sites like LWN insist on inflicting pounds and ounces on us?
Here in India, we used to have, but have now largely forgotten, the pound, the mile, the quart, the degree Fahrenheit; but apparently many people find it hard to let go of feet and inches... Thank you, England, for your imperial legacy.
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