A major factor is that ISO machinery is engineered to the millimeter while the U.S. auto industry was working at 1/32 of an inch. An “ISO automobile” is simply more precise and accurate than an “Imperial automobile” because of the measurements used. This was not a problem with the Model T, but it is a disaster with a modern vehicle.
- from Joe Celko's Data, Measurements and Standards in SQL
- Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
- Released: September 2009
1/32 inches = 0.7938 mm, so this statement does not seem correct.
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