Old Measures

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How we measure the world around us is a reflection of how our society interacts with the world. To wit: The metric system is, in my opinion, the most efficient way to gauge everything around us.

And that is exactly why I dislike it so. It is a system based on base-10 efficiency and little else.

From You can own the rulers of the ancient world at popwood.

3 replies on “Old Measures”

  1. Ben, can I disagree with you 🙂 I normally don’t do this on another person’s blog, but I think the metric system is awful for woodworking. My reasons being that the Imperial system works in ratios, which is the heart of all woodworking, and the metric system does not.
    Wow, now I feel like a jerk
    Sorry
    Bill

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