Metric is the religion of Europe, and was mostly born in France. mm almost has to be the primary measurements, and inches were just sloppily calculated. Otherwise the a70hdd wouldn't be a fat pig, and that would be too good luck to be true
Religion of Europe? It the best measurement system, that is why it is used in science all over the world. Definitely more logical than something measured by Roman soldier's foot.
What I should have disputed was the guy saying 0.43 inches was more precise than 10 mm for a70flash thickness, and thus more accurate and thus more fat. But more digits don't make a figure more precise IF they are just to hold a decimal place. 10 is more precise than 0.0001.
So given those numbers (which Archos converted wrong) we cannot accept the inch number, either due to precision or in spite of love-of-metric. Therefore the hdd version of a70 must be a pig-like 40% thicker based on mm instead of the small amount implied by Archos inch figures.
Metric system combines a good and bad approach. Divisible by 10 is great, but the base units are silly and fail to be approximated by some commonly accesible reference, like finger width for inches or the obvious foot. Nice to hold up your fingers to imagine a screen size. The arbitrary kilogram is mysteriously changing weight in a Paris lockup (and is possibly going to be redefined in 2011!). Kilogram is anyway silly heavy (or a gram light) for pricing daily food portions at a market.
The Gen8 convention of screen sizes being measured in tenths of an inch (deci-inch) combines the advantage of inches with metric. Meters have anyway lost their original reason for existence in being an even fraction of the earths circumference. The advent of GPS has highlighted that earth has NO fixed circumference, but when covered by calm water is more like a golf ball with random dimples and bumps. This is due to gravitational variations from different density rock underneath. If you flew an airplane over calm ocean at 1 meter GPS altitude, you would crash into water since earth is neither round nor an oblate spheroid nor any predictable geometry that the meter-inventors can measure (or that GPS satellites can assume).