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Re: Schools Defaults

"teachers complaining that our software worked in Imperial measurements but schools have used metric since about 1970."

I'm old enough to have started life in imperial units but made a career in science both systems come naturally.

Sometimes you really should just accept the appropriate units for the task. I used to go to an evening class in furniture restoration. I couldn't get the instructor to grasp the fact that the maker of a piece of English furniture had worked in feet and inches and that that was the appropriate way to measure it.

And I remember the time the RS catalogue went metric. All those ICs with pin spacings of 1/10" were now rendered with an apparent precision finer than the size of a grain of pollen.

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