2010-10-10

The Ultimate Metrication Day

As I have sometimes recognized in the past, October 10th is "Metric Day". This year is especially unique because it is October 10th of 2010 (10-10-10); making it a sort of "ultimate" day for encouraging metrication.

There are only three nations in the world which have not officially adopted the International System of Units (aka Metric System) as their primary or sole system of measurement: Burma, Liberia, and the United States. This is not a good thing for the United States; as we speed toward a lifestyle of inter-connectivity and international communication, it will become essential that the USA adapt or risk falling behind its global partners.

When recognizing "Metric Day" in the past, I've made an effort to spread the knowledge and usage of the International System of Units (SI). This year, in recognition of what I'll call the "Ultimate Metrication Day", I am going to up the ante....
Over the next 10 days (beginning on the 11th and going until the 20th), I will share a tip or technique about using SI in everyday life and make the conversion seem that much less daunting.
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