Re: Anyone can write - just ask the pros

Subject: Re: Anyone can write - just ask the pros
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:38:03 -0400

On Mon, 10 Oct 2011 18:31:06 -0400, William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:

"The 96 meter (yards) high clock tower of the Houses of Parliament "
Not only did the writer equate meters to yards, the editor obviously allowed it.

Saw one the other day where a gratuitous conversion for the Fahrenheit-impaired was provided:

"... at -35F (-1.7C) ..."

The faulty algorithm was of course:
1. Ignore but remember the sign.
2. Convert to Celsius.
3. Restore the sign.

The writer of the piece is fortunate that I cannot remember where I found it. Or perhaps unfortunate that I cannot supply him a correction.

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