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Re: Metric system (was: Re: SPF)

On Tue, 03 Jul 2007, Anders Breindahl wrote:
> And therefore, the society as a whole. The Roman numerals were totally
> great for society -- that's why children can do calculations in their
> heads nowadays, that Greek scientists couldn't even do in writing, back
> then.

You mean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu-Arabic_numeral_system, no? The
Romans were not even close.

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