Re: Arlen's comments

Subject: Re: Arlen's comments
From: "Westra, Kayla L." <13718westr -at- KCPBLDG01 -dot- BV -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 1994 12:15:00 CDT

Yea for Karen!!!!

I agree. Use reference books. I carry enough useless information around in
my head, and the conversion factor is one I can safely say I don't need on a
daily basis!!!

And yes, "Duh," bothered me.
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Arlen's comments
Date: Sunday, August 21, 1994 2:08PM

Arlen, I take strong exception to your comment that if you don't know
that the F and C scales are the same at -40 that you are an exemplar
of the failure of American eduction. I would instead say that if you
don't know the appropriate reference book to look up such pointless
facts, *then* your education is lacking. This kind of information is
why god made reference books.

Also IMO, you suffer from a lack of common courtesy. Haven't you ever
forgotten something that's obvious to everyone else? I am not the
person who admitted ignorance of this little fact, but I could easily
have been. I've lived happily in countries that use Fahrenheit and
countries that use Centigrade, but I have somehow never needed to know
exactly where the two scales coincide.

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

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