nice little historical summary of our weird units
carl.lowenstein at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 09:40:26 PDT 2006
On 10/25/06, Andrew Lentvorski <bsder at allcaps.org> wrote:
> Bob La Quey wrote:
> > Hmm ... kind of fun.
> > But it also leads toward an intriguing idea.
> > Metric is good, but really should be based on division by
> > two not ten. Division by two is much more natural than
> > division by ten.
> Sorry. I disagree. I much prefer working in units that map to my
> native number system, thank you very much. Think there might be a
> reason that metal shops use mils and fractions rather than fractions
I thought that, in context, your native number system would be hexadecimal.
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