Originally Posted by vampireuk
for large units of measurement such as distances across countries then miles make more sense
Saying 1000 miles or 1609 km isn't much of a difference, I think.
Imagine using an imperial system for digital storage...
Instead of kilobytes, gigabytes, etc., you would have 1 randomname1 = 972 bytes, 1 randomname2 = 7 randomname1s, and 1 randomname3 = 29 randomname2s, and so forth.