electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Steve Thatcher <melamy_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Mon Dec 13 14:55:17 2004

the only sound physical reason for fractions is cooking... the general populace is so technically illiterate that is really doesn't make a difference whether things are in fractions or decimal. They really don't have a clue anyway. When was the last time you heard any clerk actually count change out or someone realize that 1/4 cup is 1/2 of a 1/2 cup...

The people that like decimal systems don't understand fractions and the fractional people don't know what to do with a decimal point.

As for eight fingers, I like my thumbs...

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dwight K. Elvey" <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Sent: Dec 13, 2004 3:12 PM
To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

>From: "Paul Koning" <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
>Some of this discussion reminds me of the "arguments" why the metric
>system is inferior to the US system of measures.

 Contrary to what Tom Jennings states in a later post, there
are sound physical reasons for using fractional systems
when dealing with the physical world.
Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 14:55:17 GMT

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