Mark (Henschel)-- A very nice article indeed, which presciently recognizes
that the U.S. is well on the road to metrication primarily because of U.S.
industry. I think that we metricationists need to get out of the old
mindset of having metrication being imposed by the government -- which
nowadays is incompetent to do anything and would probably royally foul up
metrication -- and realize that it is commerce that is going to drive the
conversion, without triggering the pointless metric debate again.
Rather than the pessimism that so many metricationists take, we should
rather revel on this, our 100th anniversary, about how much we have
accomplished. Don (Hillger) and Paul (Trusten), I hope that you can
arrange for a very positive article in the next "Metric Today" about how
far we have come. It is really quite astonishing, given that the
government has been incapable. The U.S. is not Australia. --Martin
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