1nv35t wrote:stewamax wrote:Though after Brexit who knows what will happen.
But - hold on - oh no - the pound (mass) is now officially defined in terms of the kilogram.
So we will need a new one-pound standard chunk of platinum-iridium stored in the Tower of London guarded by a Yeoman Warder of the Pound.
More than happy to go back to when a pound was 240 silver sterlings, that collectively weighed a Pound of silver. I'll be happy to take a alternative Kg approximation without having to resort to absolute precision.
So much easier, and meaningful rather than the fractal banking system we endure today.
Yeah, and hopefully everybody over the age of 65 has already died off from a nasty disease or starvation, nostalgically clutching their bags of silver!
Base 12 was convenient also, a dozen eggs could be split equally 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12 ways.
It wasn't base 12, it was base 10, and still is.