I knew that we were behind the times, but did not have any idea
that it has been 130 years since we agreed to adopt metric. Now
that’s foot dragging!
Sorry to blame the Brits for all our woes. You are right, we
shortened the ton, changed the gallon and took the English ring
sizes and made them just as silly in our own way.
When I was in grade school, we were all told to learn metrics
because the country would be changing over in a few years.
It has been a few years and more. If Sweden can change the
direction of flow of traffic nationwide in a week, I think that
130 years is long enough for us to adopt the metric system. Any
craftsman who tries to divide an 11 5/16 inche tall cabinet by 7
drawers has a screw loose. It does not make life much easier to
use thousandths of an inch.
I am going to start a movement right here and now, beginning
with the bench jewelers on Orchid. I suggest will call the group
JAMS: Jewelers Adopt the Metric System.
GO METRIC OR GO CRAZY.
Anybody want to join?