As a species, we’re redefining the system of measurement units used by billions of people across the world.
The proposed change, expected to be adopted by the General Conference on Weights and Measures (a big meeting of government delegates to deal with this kind of thing) in November 2018, will firmly base the International System of Units on the rules of nature.
Why saying “That’s my money you’re spending” doesn’t make sense
I discuss money a lot. Sometimes it’s discussing my own money that I’ve earned/borrowed/received; sometimes it’s discussing money under my control as Treasurer of North by Northwestern; sometimes, it’s discussing money that neither mine nor under my control.
I don’t know. And it’s a problem that’s been writtenmanytimesbefore. And like those authors before me, I don’t fit neatly into a box of stereotypical identity: I am not your Chinese-American immigrant from Taiwan, nor am I the epitome of Asian-Americanness from California, and I’m certainly not your blonde girl from rural Wisconsin.
I was having a perfectly delightful conversation with a Northwestern undergraduate manufacturing and design engineer about the faculty in the Segal Design Institute when he dropped a sentence: “So when I was taking Human-Centered Design with him last year — ”
For readers, however, that divide, no matter how firm, is often viewed as a distinction without a difference. “We have readers who’ve been reading the paper their whole lives and who understand those distinctions very well,” says Goldberg of the LA Times.