|Received:||4/12/2005 9:03:59 PM|
|Commenter:||James Scott Hudnall|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Picture Tube Rule Regulatory Review|
Comments:1. I think that the diagonal measurement has outlived it's usefulness and should be done away with. A more appropriate standard should include viewable area, and aspect ratio. 2. Dimensions and weights listed on the box should be listed in metric units only. America is losing it's competitive edge in the global marketpace by clinging to useless colonial units. (Most Americans are quite comfortable with metric units - especially when it comes to electronics, pharmaceuticals, soft drinks and sporting events.) Many European countries have set a 2009 deadline for all goods entering into their countries to be labeled in metric only. That's only 4 years away. By wording our specifications to require metric-only labeling, we can develop a 21st century standard, and help American industry dodge a looming trade barrier at the same time.