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



Having lived in Europe and having served 26 years in the USAF in the program
management career field (read "putting together very complex systems"), I'd
change in a heartbeat.  There is definite economic benefit to going metric. 
Check how many parts and pieces in your new "US Made" car are metric.....it
s happening, but you just don't notice it.  Cheers, Joe WL7M

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From: John K9IJ
Date: Monday, June 17, 2002 14:22:46
To: Udo Schneider; AMSAT BBS
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Re: Notation of Time...

At 09:37 PM 6/17/2002 +0200, Udo Schneider wrote:
>Hello,
>
>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?
>Sorry.

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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