OT - Gas to hit 4.00
gthornock at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 31 17:43:58 MDT 2005
--- Roberto Mello <rmello at fslc.usu.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 03:08:53PM -0700, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
>> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:05:58 -0600, "Kenneth Burgener"
>> <kenneth at uvlug.org> said:
>>> American's are terrible with change. Always waiting till
>>> everyone else has changed, before changing your self, even
>>> if the change is better.
>> That's called "avoiding the bleeding edge." There's good
>> reasons for taking that approach, ones that are hardly unique
>> to Americans.
> Changing from gallons to liters (or gallon bottles to liter
> cartons) is not that revolutionary or dangerous of a change :-)
Neither is it a particularly useful one. It is an expensive
one, though. So long as the current system works, and people
understand it, there's no compelling reason to switch. "It's
what the rest of the world does" is *not* a compelling reason.
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