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Re: Improving usability of KiCad


On 10/13/2010 12:59 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> On 10/13/2010 10:48 AM, Marco Serantoni wrote:
>> 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. 
> Marco,
> Wrong Spock!  Dr. Spock was one of the first child psychologists to write a
> parenting book which unfortunately a lot of parents bought into.  He naively
> believed that you could raise healthy well adjusted adults by coddling their
> egos as children by telling them how wonderful they were even when they
> weren't.  This had the adverse effect of creating several generations of adults
> who feel entitled to everything without doing anything.  These are the adults
> who are always complaining about how unfair everything is.  This parenting
> method was the antithesis of the old school parenting method of corporal
> punishment (spanking) and demanding that children tow the line.  Thankfully, my
> parents didn't subscribe to the Dr. Spock method of child rearing even though
> he published his book around the time I was born.  I'll get off my soapbox now.

No reason to.  Wayne for president!

You should at least start your own newspaper or blog, PLEASE!

> Wayne

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