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Subject: [TowerTalk] Meters
From: (Rob Hummel)
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 09:01:00 -0400 (EDT)
>Your poor souls. We converted to the metric system over 100 years ago - and
>it makes life so much easier, as USA is the only major country still
>hanging on to the mediaval British measurement system.
>The others being Burma and Brunei, according to an article I once read in
>the Wall Street Journal  !

The metric system is no easier than the English system in common everyday
use. Sure, you can move the decimal point easily in the metric system, but
so what? How often do we move decimal points?

Metrites criticize the English system as arbitrary. But at the end of the
day, I can always find my foot. I have yet to see the average orbital
vibration of a Rhobidium atom at 0 deg C or other such nonsense.

I once tried a 25 meter tower, but found that an 82-foot one worked better.
Rob Hummel (WS1A)

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