Degrees were good enough for the Babylonians, they are good enough for me. I don't think so. Most foreign load data is given in grammes for the convenience of foreigners using the French System. You can also, if you wish, the metric system has been legal for trade in the USA since 1866. Not required, as some would like, though. I think we missed the boat not using the Jefferson decimal system of weights and measures like we use his money.