Monday, December 1, 2008

Standardize

Two of the oldest 'technologies' and they have still not standardized it.
Pity!

I am of course talking of electrical power sockets.
Every traveler knows this.
Why on earth should the sockets in different countries be of different sizes and shapes?
Can't it be standardized?

Purchasing shoes for my family if I happen to see a good one while traveling out of India is another pain.
Take for example, my shoe size.
It is 7 in UK, 8 in US, and 40.5 in Europe.
Why???

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2 comments:

duskviolet said...

I agree...standardize sockets!

Ashwin said...

Amitabh,

1. The present sockets used in India was also used in UK back in 1950s. If I am not wrong it was switched the present on in 1952.

2. What about date format? DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY.

Ashwin

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