About Me

LindaAnderman72dpi 100x114 (1)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. While I could write a book (and probably will at some point), I’ve decided a documentary would be a better and more engaging path to take to get the word out.

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 milebehind@gmail.com.

Thanks for your interest.

18 thoughts on “About Me

    • I’m currently in preproduction on the project. As a result, it’s not yet available but I’m hoping to be done in 2015. Thanks for your interest. Can I add you to my project mailing list?

      • Ms. Anderman, would you add me to your project mailing list as well? I am very interested in seeing the documentary when you make it available.

  1. Hey Linda! What is your last name? I need to site my sources for a persuasive essay I am writing on why the US should convert over to the metric system.

  2. Ms. Anderman,

    I would just like to reaffirm my interest in being notified when your documentary is available.

    (“Give em 2.5 centimeters and they’ll take 1.6 kilometers.”)

  3. I just happened on this site while I am getting acquainted with baking techniques. King Arthur mentions possibly being more international in future editions – I really hope they are still working towards the goal. With my woodworking, I am entirely SI – it has reduced mistakes in unit arithmetic. The bizzare world of baking units is a serious challenge to keeping consistent in what one is doing. Keep up the good work to push us on the U.S. toward more sane ways of measuring all that we do.


  4. Thank you so much for helping the cause. My dream is some day I wake up and the U.S. is finally metric. Could you please add me to your list when your documentary comes available? Keep up the good work!

    Thank you,
    Dan H.
    Think Smart, Think Lean, Think Metric, 1000m = 1km

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