8.10b - first impression and questions

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Thu Oct 9 15:01:19 BST 2008


On Wednesday 08 October 2008 10:54:23 pm p.daniels wrote:
> On Wednesday October 8 2008 21:50:54 Ian L. Target wrote:
> > Derek Broughton wrote:
> > >> Except that was not a programming bug but a data entry bug because the
> > >> USA is so stupid that they can't teach their scientists metric. (I am
> > >> from the USA btw and resent that I was not properly taught the
> > >> international standard ether in any useful way.)
> >
> > I am 43 and was taught the metric system in elementary school back in
> > the 70's 'cause America was going to go 'metric.'   30 some odd years
> > later and we still haven't formally made the switch.  Go figure.
>
> Huh. I'm 27, and was not taught the metric system in elementary school in
> the '80s.

A lot of things moved backwards in the US in the '80s and 2000s...


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