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    Re: sign conventions and units.
    From: Geoff Kuenning
    Date: 2001 Apr 23, 12:18 AM

    > > But wouldn't it be nice if the French had done the
    > > right thing in the 18th century?
    As I recall, the French tried to take care of time and the calendar as
    well as revamping physical measurements.  But they screwed up so badly
    that their ideas didn't get adopted.  Two things kept them from
    revamping the calendar: first, they named the months after French
    weather ("rainy", "sunny", etc.).  Second, they forgot about the
    mystical significance of the number 7 in the Christian week.
        Geoff Kuenning   geoff@cs.hmc.edu   http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/
    There are some Perl programs that look like nothing so much as line noise.
                    -- Margaret Fleck

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