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When I still lived in Blighty I noticed that the road construction signs that said things like "Road Works 300 yds" occasionally said "Road Works 300m" as they tried to go metric, a bit - although it failed to get traction - which is why I said "trying to use".
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I don't think it has anything to do with money.
It's just a part of your national schizophrenia pride.
On one side you're the most inventive people on the earth, there's no coincidence industrialisation started in the UK.
But at the same time you can be extremely averse to anything "not invented here", and having a non functional management culture, which together explains the death of the British car industry (and brexit, but let's not go there ).