Ten fingers. Metric...
I use them both on a daily basis with no issues. I suppose week minded people may have issue with them.or they think they do. both systems are quite eazy ans work finer than frogs hair. personaly i think we have 2 systems due to the tool company's cumming up with a way to double, tipple&quadruple those prophets.... and more. the more you have the more you can loose and just have to replace....and while im hear...I want that too!!! sneekey tool company's at work. it also seems to work for carbide inserts too
The integerial divisibility of the inferial system may have made sense IN ITS TIME.
But, as the world evolves, there is no need to keep using an awkward, antiquated system just because it's traditional. It's conceivable that the old English money system once made sense but even the English eventually realized that a decimal system made more sense and fewer mistakes and thus, despite protests from the traditionalists, changed over. If the traditionalists were to have their way, we would still be using Roman numerals and Egyptian fractions.
Incidentally, the abacus dates back to the Babylonians which makes it about 5000 years old. So they did have "pocket calculators". Their lack of cell phones is probably the reason they were so inventive and mathematically sophisticated :-).
Last edited by mklotz; Jan 18, 2021 at 11:48 AM.
marksbug (Jan 18, 2021)
There are currently 4 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 4 guests)