The fuss about measurement units at the start of this century has overshadowed progress thirty years earlier in education, science and engineering. We look at the benefits that were predicted at the start of the transition to SI and ask if they have been delivered.
Month: January 2015
Measurement muddle – a customary feature of Britain
Ronnie Cohen looks at the measurement muddle in the British Isles during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As our nearest neighbours on the Continent might say, ‘Plus ca change, toujours la meme chose’.
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Measurement units – a daily dilemma for the media
We take a look at a uniquely British problem faced by our media and in particular the BBC, namely which system of measurement units to use.
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Vietnam and Cambodia – metric measures taken for granted
John Frewen-Lord follows his article reflecting on his visit to Hong-Kong with another about two of the countries that once formed French Indo-China.
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Three notable anniversaries in 2015
Metric Views will be celebrating several anniversaries in 2015. In this, our first post of the New Year, we provide some pointers.