Re: Please explain this phrase

Subject: Re: Please explain this phrase
From: John Cornellier <cornellier1 -at- stavanger -dot- oilfield -dot- slb -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 17:24:01 +0200

Just curious, are any of you in the US or elsewhere using the feet & inches system in manufacturing? Eric? Raise your hands.

Here in Euroland, computer screens, car wheels, and boat lengths are still described in inches and feet. But AFAIK a 21in monitor is really a 53mm monitor when it comes off the assembly line.

It sounds unnecessarily risky for a US company to ask a foreign subcontractor (with a factory tooled out in millimetres) to produce things specified in thirty-seconds of an inch.

Is the quarter-pounder actually a 112-grammer?

John Cornellier
ex maudit-quebecois, now maudit-expat

On Friday 22 August 2003 16:43, eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com wrote:
> That's what the British thought too. Like it or not, globalisation is
> coming to get you too. It used to be that American transit operators could
> demand that all hardware be non-metric. Now, they can perhaps get away
> with demanding that attaching hardware be non-metric. But many components
> now come with stickers proclaiming "METRIC HARDWARE INSIDE".
> As more and more standard components are made with metric parts, inch
> measurement hardware will become rarer and rarer. And before anyone harps
> on about buying from overseas, metric is being used more and more to SELL
> overseas.

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