I remember way back when I was a girl in school and we were told the metric system was coming, but it never happened. Most people have no no idea why we don’t use it today. Even fewer consider that, in fact, we had the first decimalized currency in the world (that whole 10 dimes and 100 pennies thing in our dollar) thanks to Thomas Jefferson.
It’s been more than 30 years since we officially looked at metric system adoption and I’ve decided that it’s time that we revisit this issue and see if it’s time for that last push to join in with the other 95% of the world. I’m currently in progress on a book, whose main title will be America’s Biggest Miscalculation.
I’m bringing my experience as a professional writer, video producer, project manager and everything else that seems appropriate to throw at this to tell the story of what happened with the metric system in the United States and where we might need to go from here.
I hope you’ll come along. It should prove to be very interesting.
Feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a reporter looking for comment, the above email address is the best way to reach me in a hurry. You can also check out a podcast I did with Vox News in November 2010 (I’m the second half of the interview).
Thanks for your interest.
(By popular demand, full name added for those who wish to cite my work in their papers.)