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I learned an interesting fact last night. I was having dinner with members of the Computer Sciences and Technology Board (CSTB). This group is part fo the National Academy of Sciences which was founded in 1863 (150 years ago!). The interesting fact was that in 1867, only a few years after their founding, the National Academy of Sciences made a recommendation that the United States should adopt the metric system of weights and measures. Yes, you heard that right. We were supposed to go metric system and teach it in schools and the whole nine yards, back in 1867!
They did note that it may take some time to implement, but really folks, 150 years? I suppose we are inching toward it. ;-)