RE: Any more dullards out there ..

Subject: RE: Any more dullards out there ..
From: "Chris Gooch" <Chris -dot- Gooch -at- lightworkdesign -dot- com>
To: "Chris Gooch" <Chris -dot- Gooch -at- lightworkdesign -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:22:32 +0100

> And if the warnings had said the fires were 'large', the lawyers would
> have argued that the warnings were unhelpful and that they should have
> said the fires were umpteen hectares...
> Lets face it, 'large' is relative and provides much less information
> than 638 hectares.

Maybe... but surely hectares are a bit arcane and only understood
by farmers. If I was told there was a fire which was over 6 square km
heading my way that would have more impact. Likewise acres and sq miles
for non metric countries (maybe even more so as the conversion is
less obvious).

Christopher Gooch, Product Coordinator,
LightWork Design, Sheffield, UK.


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