[ILUG] Shameless plug
Philip Trickett (List)
phil-ml at techworks.ie
Thu May 1 16:04:36 IST 2008
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.
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