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Should the US Adopt Metric Standards?

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Scott Orlosky
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Re: Let's do it!!!
Scott Orlosky   8/23/2012 9:46:50 AM
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I have to agree. Americans have had enough exposure to the metric system through travel, markings on consumer goods, and schooling.  Both systems are being taught in elementary schools without any fanfare while those of us in the technology sector easily work back-and-forth on a daily basis.  Interestingly enough, it would not take an act of congress to make the change.  According to a reference I read many years ago, use of metric measurement system "for commerce" was already approved by congress in 1866.  Time to move forward.

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naperlou   8/23/2012 8:56:13 AM
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I vote that we move to metric.  I found my sons thinking in metric.  They were driven by their science courses.  I was too, when I was young (oh, so long ago).  It makes no sense to stay with such an antiquated system as we have now.  When I did work for NASA the excuse was that they didn't want to have a period of confusion.  That made no sense, as they had working for them a lot of smart people.  Most of these would have lots of exposure to the metric system through their science and engineering education.  Now, with all the international efforts in space it makes less sense.  Standardization on a more rational system will be a good thing for the US.  This is one good thing that came out of the French Revolution.  Let's get on board.

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