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The fact that the USA is holding out > > on world standardisation is just typical of US > > arrogance toward any concept that didn't originate in > > the USA. >The points about supporting existing long-life infrastructure (a whole >country built with walls using studs on 16 inch centers and 4x8 sheets >of sheathing material) identify real, and huge, economic costs to >switching over. Somehow, we "switched to metric" in the UK without the place falling apart (that happened BEFORE we went metric . . . . .) :) PAJ ps. Well, you're all ignoring subject headers and "list mom" warnings, so what the hell, I give in. Maybe a bit of chaos is good on this list afterall, as all this linear stuff is very, um, linear . . . Let's discuss something really off-topic. I know, how about Epson printers? - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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