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Re: [RC] Other nations and endurance - Lynn Kinsky

Title: Re: [RC] Other nations and endurance

PS: Our engineers handle this unit comfusion well, except when customary and Metric unit confusion causes a Mars lander to crash.

When you get to the small stuff in engineering the two versions of customary come into play too:  inches and mils.  And the latter sounds like millimeters (the metric).  I used to keep a cheat sheet by my desk (I worked with really small stuff, whiich could be expressed as microns, angstroms and occasionally mils).

BTW, Runners and cyclists are already "bilingual", in that standard race distances are metric -- 5K, 10K, Century (100K).  The marathon is the exception -- but that distance is not neatly expressed in any system.

 Lynn Kinsky, Santa Ynez, CA

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