How about a Conversion mode?

The Windows calculator has Standard and Scientific modes… 

Suddenly conspicuous today in its absence was a Conversion mode.  (Heck, I’ve got a little app on my phone which does this.)  Cmon Vista, it just makes sense! 

Especially while we dumb Americans keep resisting metric.  Liquid volume is where it’s hairiest, figuring out:

  • 3 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons to 1 fl. oz
  • 4 fl. oz to 1 gill
  • 2 gills to 1 cup
  • 2 cups to 1 pt
  • 2 pts to 1 qt
  • 4 qts to 1 gal

…We should really just drop most of those units.  (What’s the point of ×2 units, anyway??)  It should be much simpler, like:

  • 16 tablespoons to 1 cup
  • 16 cups to 1 gal

If elected, I promise to simplify liquid volumes immediately.

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