On 08/07/2016 12:09 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
A) Yes, that's true and for everyday use, it's a good-enough reason.
B) No (at least I) don't expect them to adapt to us, I just don't want
them (or some DC bureaucrat) forcing _us_ (as in US) to switch things
that don't need to be switched just for the sake of it.
Wasn't going to but what the heck, having come this far... :)
C) It's been the fortunate position of US by dint of its combination of
resources plus the economic and governing systems to build a sufficiency
that that is so (others having to use our system, languages, etc.).
Getting to that point collectively to be able to create
a similar condition was a prime reason for the EU which then created
for the most part the switch in industrial US.
D) Again, "learning how to use other methods" isn't the issue; I don't
think there's anybody who's responded in the (apparently now
interminable :) ) thread who doesn't "know how"; it's that for much use
and particularly that of everyday use there really is no clear advantage
in changing and (as I've also noted earlier) the denizens here are
mostly old fogeys and we see no reason to switch just for the sake of
switching. We don't export the weather, the roads are where they've
always been, "a mile a minute" is _far_ more convenient that whatever it
works out to in kpm, etc., etc., etc., ... OTOH, US manufacturing
switched decades ago for all that export so what has been important