user wrote: The meter is at least an attempt to base it on something rational and reproducible. Better than the length of some dead king's foot.
The meter is a lousy size and it's divisions are even worse. Basing a unit of measure on a certain distance of a planet is even dumber than a king's foot.
Yeah, but a foot is relateable to the human experience--for rough estimations.
I get base ten is simple, but base 12 is just as simple and in many cases better for many
tasks--baking, carpentry, etc.
I'm in no way championing the imperial system, it is HIGHLY flawed, but metric is horrible for its own reasons.