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.