Tuesday, May 03, 2005


How I laughed. There was a bumper sticker on a Volvo in the parking lot that said, "USMA: United States Metric Association."

Their website says:

The U.S. Metric Association (USMA), Inc., with headquarters in Northridge CA, is a national non-profit organization, founded in 1916. It advocates U.S. conversion to the International System of Units which is known by the abbreviation SI (ess-eye). SI is also called the modern metric system. The process of changing measurement units to the metric system (SI) is called metric transition or metrication.

This site contains information on the SI metric system and information on the status of metric transition (metrication) in the United States. Information is also available on USMA's accomplishments, activities, and resources, as well as links to non-commercial Websites with additional metric system information.

Conversions between unit systems are a poor way to learn the metric system, and conversion factors (or numbers converted with inappropriate precision) can make the metric system look complicated. Therefore we do not supply any unit conversion utilities. However a unit conversion utility/calculator is available in the external links section near the bottom of this page.

Hee. Nerds are great. I laughed.

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