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Measurements revisited

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, October 12, 1998, 2:28
I've been thinking, various people have discussed their con-measurement
systems.  However, most of them are based on our measuring system, in
terms of the units used.  For example, Herman Miller (?) had a complex
system based on physical constants which was nonetheless identical to
the SI, in terms of what was considered basic.  For example, if you want
to be really different, you could make distance a derivative of speed
and time, instead of a basic unit.  Or, why make the ampere a basic
unit?  Why not make it a derivative of *charge* and time?  To me, that
makes more sense.  Note that I'm not attacking the metric system, I'm
just throwing out ideas for a different system.
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