Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 16:04:13 -0500

Author: Rick Tarara

Subject: Re: units of measurement


Don't worry about your address. Before long we'll be changing all addresses
to their GPS coordinates and then the computer in your car can drive you
(probably all by itself) to any address. We will also implant transponders
in our children so we can always know _exactly_ where they are! ;-)


Richard W. Tarara
Professor of Physics
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Nord"

> So the problem IS that when all odometers become metric, all the hard work
> that the county did to create the roads in a logical grid becomes useless.
> You odometer gives you precise information to find your way around the
> county. But if it reads in km, it's almost useless.