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.


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

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


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