@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.


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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