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From James Knott <>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2012 18:31:36 GMT
Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> So it seems like we
> used the metric system for about 120 years by now, so I guess the inch
> guys are a somewhat behind… ☺

The U.S. is grouped with a couple of 3rd world countries with that.  You 
can thank Reagan for the U.S. being stuck in the past.  Carter had plans 
for the switch, which Reagan then canceled.  However, IIRC, the metric 
system is the official U.S. standard and has been for a very long time.  
It's just because of the "stick in the mud types", like Reagan, that the 
U.S. didn't switch to metric for every day use.  However, it is creeping 
in, in manufacturing, science and elsewhere.  It's mainly the general 
public that hasn't clued in yet.  It's really amazing what a little 
ignorance can do.

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