Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 11:26:17 -0500 (CDT)

Author: Paul Nord

Subject: Re: units of measurement


I suppose so. Do tell me one thing, though... I live in the country. My
address is 862N 200W; a grid location on the country map -- which was laid
out and surveyed a hundred years ago by the USGS. I live on a road that's
2 miles west of the county courthouse, my house is 8.62 miles north of it.
Does your metrication plan include money to move all the roads? Or do I
become 1380N 320W?

In fact, the USGS set survey markers in every square mile of the country.
They mark the location in degrees (I think) and elevation in feet. Are
you planning to move those, too?


On Thu, 2 May 2002, James Frysinger wrote:

> Maybe they knew that they were going to have bad luck with it once they
> handed it to Congress.....
> Jim
> On Thursday, 2002 May 02 1156, you wrote:
> > Gee, ya think that they could-a got it into a "10-volume" report.
> >
> > PN
> >
> > On Thu, 2 May 2002, James Frysinger wrote:
> > > The United States Metric Study, initiated in 1968 as directed by
> > > Congress, was completed in 1971. It's report to Congress was titled,
> > > "Report to the Congress: A Metric America, A Decision Whose Time Has
> > > Come". This 13-volume report concluded that the U.S. should go metric and
> > > should do so in a deliberate manner over a 10 year period through a
> > > carefully controlled national program.