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Re: Improving usability of KiCad


On Oct 13, 2010, at 8:17 AM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:

>> I wonder if it occurred to others - if the inch had been defined as 25.6 instead of 25.4/mm this 
>> problem would have been quite different.  
> I thought the inch was defined first.
>> I do think the inch will die out someday. 
> That's what they said in here in the USA in the 1960's.  And then Dr.
> Spock came along and the world got soft, teachers got a break, kids got
> a break.  In the 1960's I remember there being a commitment to learn
> metric, then that commitment went away, because it meant, ahem, work and
> study and teaching. Not just for kids in school but also for adults out
> of school.

Dick, we doesn't want that US will change its metric system, nor begin a lesson of metrology.
Scientific international system is MKS, wxDC has also calls that returns millimeters, the greatest part of the world population uses a metric system, ISO 31 says the same,  don't you find those be good reasons to switch the internal metric system to a metric one ?

Mr Spock could say in this occasion: the many outweigh the needs of the few. 


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