@thomasfuchs well, to be honest, the imperial units are more human comprehendable. An inch is a finger's size, a foot around the size of a foot, a mile the distance of 1000 footsteps.

Like the pound is around a handful and the Elle is a long arms length.

It makes sense in some way. But well...

@thomasfuchs A week or two back petersmagnusson.org/2009/09/15 was linked from HN on the origin of the mile; Yours had some I'd not seen - the Shaftment in particular.

@thomasfuchs

sure, but that system has allowed small businesses to flourish via customer confusion for hundreds of years, so it's impossible to tell if it's good or bad

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