All day long at work I deal in kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes. Sometimes we even talk about terabytes of data. But when it comes to distance, everyone sticks to the kilo- prefix (or miles because we can’t get on board with metrics).
I got to thinking about it, 2,865 miles from here to Long Valley, NJ sounds like a horribly long distance. But really, Laura is only
away from me. Four point six… she might as well be next door. They say it’s a small world, but that still puts a lot of important people a plane ride (or two) away from me. I feel like that distance gets in the way a lot. There are people I ought to talk to more, people whom I consider to be my friend who might have gotten married in the time that has slipped by.
As for the pronunciation of “megameters”, wheter it is me-GAM-e-ters, or meg-A-mee-ters, the guys at work and I couldn’t decide.