dv wrote:Séamas wrote:Kirk wrote: No, give me the metric system. Engineering conversions are MUCH simpler.
No argument. It's human waste for carpentry.
That's because all the equipment and patters are standardized to SAE. If things were clean-slate, and people stuck with round numbers in metric, it would make just as much sense, but everything would be a slightly different shape.
It isn't because of standards and patterns.
It is because decimals are simply NOT inherently superior.
Imperial is far from ideal, but units roughly the size of inches and feet, plus measures in base 12 and fractions are much easier to work with.