Posted 1/14/2021 18:31 (#8751409 - in reply to #8750676) Subject: RE: Why metric?
Essex County, extreme SW Ontario,
Metric is easy to visualize as well, people just have to take the time to get used to it and find things to visualize it with. If you are 65yrs old and rarely encounter metric , of course its going to be a pain, because its not something you are used to. But to a younger person who was taught it in school from a very young age its simple and much more intuitive that imperial. I grew up during the switch over so I use a miss mash, I have a buddy thats 15yrs younger, and if you tell him that a destination is 35miles away, hes gotta think about that, and convert it to km in his head.. its just not what he's used to and he can visualize 35 miles easily. Same with weights.. I can look at something and judge that its say 50lbs... he looks at it and says 22 kg.... 50lbs to him is an unknown quantity. In every day conversation I speak about imperial most of the time, except speeds, but when calculating anything its always in Metric. So much easier and less chance for errors.