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



My 1999 Ford F-150 is nearly entirely metric hardware....

WL7M wrote:
> 
> 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
> 
> -------Original Message-------
> 
> 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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> 
> John Rice K9IJ
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