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Re: Re: Re: Notation of Time...

At 09:37 PM 6/17/2002 +0200, Udo Schneider wrote:
>a lot of answers - many thanks!
>I have now a better view of the matter. I think, the
>best way would be a 24 hour notation, but it's very
>difficult to change old traditions.
>Same with the metric system - no, still much more problematic...
>Sometimes the US are very conservative in these fields
>and ignore what the rest of the world is doing. Why?

As far as metric conversion goes, the costs to convert the US to
the metric system, far far outweigh the benefits of doing so. And with
no popular sentiment towards doing so, any effort in that direction
was bound to fail.


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