the language-sensitive centimeter

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Apr 10 22:57:16 UTC 2003

On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Scott Sadowsky wrote:

#On 2003-04-07 15:22, Steve Boatti wrote the following:
#>It wouldn't surprise me if the discrepancy is due to differing government
#>regulations on how to measure the "cooking surface."
#Having been peripherally involved in such things, I suspect the explanation
#is even simpler: each language version was translated by a different
#person, everyone involved used their own criteria for rounding, and no
#project manager bothered to compare the different versiones for consistency.

And this morning I saw a similar product, also with E/F/S labeling, in
which the F and S metric numbers were the same.

-- Mark M.

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