[sdiy] Metric OT rant

Dominic Tarr dmt10 at waikato.ac.nz
Mon Aug 12 02:06:55 CEST 2002


thats a good point actually. it's the the measuring system that need to change it's the counting system. base 10 is silly. we should count in base 12. 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1A 1B any one?

> When you're dividing something up, how often do you need to divide into
> 10 parts, as opposed to half, thirds, or quarters ?
> With 12 inches in a foot, you can divide a foot into 2, 3, 4, or 6
> parts, with a whole number of inches.

cheers - Dom




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