Philip Trickett (List) wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 13:20 +0100, Frank Peelo wrote:
>>>> While SI has only been around since the 1960s, the metric system on
>> which it is based goes back at least as far as Babbage. And most real
>> engineers are not computer scientists; most real engineers (in this part
>> of the world, at least :) ) use SI units. Machines, roads, even the
>> circuits used by your computer are designed assuming a kilometre is 1000
>> metres, a kilogram is 1000 grams, a kilohm is 1000 ohms and so on. It's
>> not the entire rest of the world who is out of step. Just you.
>>>>>> Nice concise summary!
>> Buy that man a pint.
>>If he is at the POD *and* you can find a 1k millilitre glass. (Penguin
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