The Art of Unix Programming

Ian Molton spyro at
Mon Feb 10 09:53:24 PST 2003

On Sun, 09 Feb 2003 10:33:14 +0000
Richard A Downing <richard.downing at> wrote:

> The government has gone metric, and they hang shop keepers who don't
> use metric, but we still use Feet and Inches like all true and
> sensible poeople everwhere.  Unfortunately the Thought Police have
> insisted that children are only taught metric, so this ancient way of
> life is dieing out.
> We still have Miles, Pints and Furlongs though.
> It's not that were stubborn, just right.

Nah. base-12 units are a nice idea, but not very practical for real

metrics better.
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