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Re: Metric system (was: Re: SPF)



On Wed, 04 Jul 2007, Anders Breindahl wrote:
> On 200707032243, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> No, I was being sarcastic. The Roman numerals sucked, and the Arabic
> numerals helped the world forward -- by a large margin, as the example
> illustrates.

Oh, I see.

-- 
  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh



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