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From Larry Gusaas <>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:32:47 GMT

On 2012-06-03 5:48 PM  John Hart wrote:
> 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
>> for the U.S. being stuck in the past.  Carter had plans for the switch, which Reagan
>> 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
> the neck of carpenters not using CNC.  So What!  Please keep the left wing political
> off the list!

What rant?
Reagan cancelled the switch to the metric system. That is a fact, not a "left wing political


Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese

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