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No thanks. One it would cost a lot of money during crappy economic times. Two... nobody here seems to want to. Most people over here seem comfortable with the way things are... if it bothers you... sorry for your luck.
And by your kind of logic, I guess we should all be speaking the same language then too?
They tried to convert us to the Metric system when I was in school in the 90's and I never could catch on.No one could.The school district ended up dropping the idea.I struggle with the metric system because we use it a lot in the Military and i'm usually like " WHAT?" I'll stick with what I know.Thanks.
I'm down for joining the rest of the world in making things a bit easier, but imagine the infrastructure changes that would have to take place. Not to mention the businesses that would go under because of the switch. Specifically the tool companies who would lose a ton just from socket wrenches lol.
I really don't understand why this is a problem for anyone that lives outside of America though. I don't care that you use metrics, I adapt and read the calipers in metric if I need to. It's like an American saying " I wish those Germans would change their language to English, it's too hard to understand what they are saying".
Originally posted by WatchRider
I recall reading somewhere that the metric system was brought in by Napolean who spread it across Europe when he was out rampaging with his armies. So it's not so much a system of choice, but more one that was brought upon Europe (UK excluded)
Originally posted by Totakeke
[Could you imagine a 65 nanometer manufacturing process (used in creating computer processors) where, instead of nanometers (which is a prefix combined with the base unit) it said 0.00000255905512 inches? Too difficult.