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From Johnny Rosenberg <>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:16:10 GMT
2012/6/4 John Hart <>:
> On 6/3/2012 11:31 AM, James Knott wrote:
>> 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.
> Why has this technical discussion degraded into a political bashing?
> The Metric system is just as idiotic as the English. Metric measurement is
> good for people limited to thinking terms of ten, but it's hard for the eye
> to divide and a millstone around the neck of carpenters not using CNC.

What do you mean by ”it's hard for the eye to divide”? Exactly what is
the problem? Divide by what?
English is not my native language, which probably is the reason I ask this.

>  So
> What!  Please keep the left wing political rants off the list!

I can keep off this list entirely if you like.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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