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Re: MKI, MKII Dashboard

Subject: Re: MKI, MKII Dashboard
From: "David Breneman" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 12:53:25 -0800 (PST)
Lew Palmer SEZ -
> Yeah, and the story goes that, being so organized, they did it in
> phases. The first week the did all the trucks....<grin>

When I was in Germany as an exchange student, I talked to a
carpenter who was working on remodeling my host family's
dining room.  He looked uncannily like Chico Marx, but that's
another story.  Anyway, his grandfather had been a carpenter when
the metric system was adopted near the beginning of the 20th
century.  From that day forward, *only* metric dimension
lumber could be used, even in buildings that were already under
construction.  It was a mess because bricks, doors, windows, etc.,
were suddenly unavailable in the dimensions used up until that
day.  He said "Luckily, a lot of those houses were destroyed in
the war."

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