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From: Tony Williams
Subject: Re: 5.00 or 5.08 mm terminal blocks?
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 11:12:49 +0000 (GMT)
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In article <email@example.com>,
> I still prefer inches for PCB work but for everything else
> almost the entire world is metric with the exception of the USA.
Racks and cabinets (even "Euroracks"), Eurocards,
DIN 41612 (and other) connectors all are measured
in decimal inch-fractions.
> This niggles my mind. I use imperial but I know I really
> should be moving to metric as the rest of the world is doing.
I don't intend to... I'm geared up to do decimal inch-
-fractions, and that's what I will stay doing. In fact
the first thing to do on any new 'metric' component is
to do a quick /25.4 on the calculator.... I'm never
suprised when it drops neatly into an imperial number.
> I imagine waking up one day to find no more imperial components.
Dig your heels in........
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