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: Historically, I am an American. The ol' USA is one of the 3
: countries in the world that has not officially adopted the
: metric system of measurement for weights, volumes and distances.
: The other two countries? Not the best of company: Burma and
: Liberia.

: I've become acquanted with the metric system during my inernational
: travels over the years, but it was not until I moved to Fiji a
: few years ago that I really 'went metric'. Allow me to tell you
: the result.

: It's GREAT. When measuring with a measuring tape, there's none of
: the 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 nonesense that becomes a mathematical
: nightmare when adding or subtracting numbers. Everything metric
: is base 10 math. :-). A liter of water weighs one kilogram.
: Water boils at 100 and freezes at zero.

: I'll admit to still doing some mental conversions on miles to
: kilometers (0.62 miles is one km), and temperatures are the
: hardest.

: I have no idea how much the U.S. resistance to the global
: measurement system has hurt U.S. exports (who want's thread
: counts or weights in U.S. measurements?), but I sense that
: business in converting even if the U.S. government can't get off
: the fence on this.

: I recommend that folks lean towards metric to make their measurin
: easier.

: John

Hi. John,

How do you gey on with the metric clock?!!!!!
Les C.

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