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Thu, 31 Mar 2005

More gross stupidity

Remember this stupidity? Well, I've found some more. I have in my hands an electronic engineering text book, targetted at university students. It was published in 1992, and in two minutes flicking through the pages, I found questions and worked examples using feet and degrees Fahrenheit.

As it happens, the units aren't important in those cases. But that is not relevant. The Imperial system is anathema to engineers and scientists so should not have been used - metres and Kelvin if you please, although Celsius would at least not draw my ire. However, any competent author and editor should have realised that if the units weren't important *they shouldn't have been mentioned*.

Written by a Damnyankee of course. But published by McGraw Hill, who, despite being Damnyankees, really should have been employing editors who know better.

Posted at 22:32 by David Cantrell