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Re: Capacitance HELP
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
femtofarad. With SI you have to learn a lot of arbitrary names
like "atto", unlike the old bad system where milli and micro were
pretty ambiguous and therefor to "be denegrated". Denigrate is a
favorite word to SI
Ummmm...... don't you mean "deprecate"? We do that all the time in
programming. Technical meaning: to declare something obsolete--
"stop using this because it might just go away in the future (with
possibly short notice), and there is a new and better replacement".
P.S. Surely they denigrate too...."
In the "SI Manifesto's" I've read the new (and supposedly better)
name is given followed by a statement that the use of the old
(familiar and perfectly useful) name "is denigrated". Don't think
these authors (some of whom must be young college students who've
gotten "the SI religion") have run across the word deprecate
yet. These are the same kind as those who write the editor of a
magazine pointing out errors in punctuating numbers in other than the
SI system, or who write that something was built out of "lumber 5.08
x 10.16 cm" instead of "2x4's", apparently ignorant of the fact that
it's been a long time, if ever, that finished lumber came in
dimensions of 2" x 4". Different isn't necessarily better!