30 Mar 2017

If you want to be useful... go metric

I just got off the phone with a US-based scientific organization.

We were talking about how to make their data more useful to others.

I said "make it push-button-easy to convert all your data into metric values."

"Oh no, that's way beyond our boundaries." :(

Bottom Line: The lingua franca of the scientific world is English and metric. Get with the program, USA.

3 comments:

Jeremy Manley said...

Look up US metric conversion act of 1975. Enacted under the Carter Administration.

David Zetland said...

And then what? Not implemented.

Tim in Albion said...

Classic. Agency: How can we do better?
Customer: Do this easy thing.
Agency: I meant without actually doing anything different.

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