Ultra vs Super vs Micro

A recent project needed some sanding with 3M Sanding Sponges, and I discovered a flaw in their system. You can see the three grades: Microfine, Ultrafine, and Superfine. Okay... so which is roughest and which is finest? Those three words have no default relation to each other, so the labels become useless. Adding a number to the label would help, which I did later with a Sharpie - and for the record, from roughest to finest (according to their website) it's Super, then Ultra, then Micro. Now I'm just waiting for them to develop an even finer grade - which they'll call Super-Micro? Ultra-Micro? Super-Duper-Ultra-Micro??

3 comments:

Steve Portigal said...

I think I go through this every time trying to set the video quality on my Sony - obscure terms like SP HQ EQ and the like that have bedeviled me since the VHS days.

Ericka Zass said...

the next grade might be uber-fine.

Dave Gustafson said...

Steve, I'm guessing we'll have the same problem with HD becoming UltraHD becoming... MegaHD?? Ericka, yep, we may need to start borrowing words (or prefixes) from other languages!