IIRC the number of digits in the measurement was the problem remembering.
If I measured something that was fifty nine and thirteen sixteenth inches, I
could usually remember it until I got to the saw. I can envision the reading
on the tape measure.
If I measured something in metric sizes say 1519 mm, or 1.519 m, I seemed to
get two digits reversed sometimes, or forgot one digit by the time I got to
the saw. I am sure it was just lack of practice. It felt like a lot of
numerical precision and hard to carry in my head for the few seconds.
Although the old system was carrying the same number of digits (and more
formatting info) in my head it felt like it was in convenient, expected,
groups that could be more easily remembered. Then there is always just the
comfort of the system you can envision in your brain.
I am sure with more practice it would become second nature. I have to
convert foreignheat temperatures to C to think how warm they are now. That
has only been a few decades of getting comfortable with the system here.
Some still don`t feel comfortable with C temperatures due to lack of
"Robert Allison" wrote in message
By the way, what was so confusing about the metric system for you? Hard
to stop at 10?
New Braunfels, TX
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