Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/03

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Re: Metric system -- A Feter
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 19:11:46 EDT

In a message dated 9/3/03 1:16:47 PM, writes:

<< America complains of its' unemployment and a failing economy. Yet you 

resist the things which would make your products more saleable on the world 

market. Personally, I don't get it! It's like cutting off your nose, to 

spite for face! >>


It's culture. Like ethnic food, or language, we gravitate to our roots. US 
roots are in the Olde Countree, England. But you gotta admit that the Metric 
system doesn't have the equivalent of a foot. If it had a foot, I would accept 
Metric -- just speaking for myself. A Feter or a Fetemeter could be a multiple 
of centimeters equaling 12 inches. I hope the EC adopts the Fetemeter. 
Remember, you heard it on the modest LUG first.

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