[WikiEN-l] Excessive units converstion?

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 23:41:34 UTC 2006

I just found this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truman_Capote#In Cold Blood

Apparently some time ago, someone added a metric conversion (4 km^2)
to the term "1,000 acres" in the quoted New York Times article.

That's a direct historical quote - is an in-line metric units
conversion appropriate within the quote?

It seems to me like we shouldn't be doing that.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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