Hope this doesn't post twice-tried it once and said I wasn't logged in-weird, since here I was typing away! Anyway, I remember a few (well, many) years back when there was a discussion about going to the metric standard. Obviously it didn't happen, but after working with SAE(American) and metric tools, I kind of wish we had. Would involve extensive re-tooling, so I guess it will never happen, but the metric system seems like it would be lots easier. Especially since we are now a "global economy" and most of the rest of the world uses the metric system.
Quick, hand me a wrench larger than my 9mm, so you give me a 10mm.
Quick, hand me a wrench 1/32" larger than my 1/2"--well? Not that difficult, but you get the idea.
And, yes, I realize there is more than one metric system (used to have an old BSA motorcycle that used "English" metric nuts and bolts! I'm talking about the "Japanese" metric system (excuse me if that is not the correct terminology-but you know what I mean).
Who thinks it would have been (or be) better to switch to the metric system?