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Commentary on the measurement muddle in the UK
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A wrong turning by British Leyland that led to a dead end

15 February, 2018 - 07:00
We reprint an article that was first published ten years ago and illustrates the risks of using a mix of metric and Imperial measures. In a recent comment, Charlie P asks: “…. Which areas of UK business, commerce, education, engineering, … Continue reading →
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Metric in Myanmar – an update

8 February, 2018 - 11:01
In this article, we put together some reports regarding measurements used in Myanmar, which is often said, misleadingly, to be one of the three “non-metric” countries in the world. There is a common misconception that three countries around the world … Continue reading →
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Then and now

2 February, 2018 - 10:39
We take a look at a film from 1973 made with the aim introducing the metric system to the general public. One of our regular readers has drawn our attention to a 15 minute film entitled “Simply Metric”, produced in … Continue reading →
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Acres made easy

27 January, 2018 - 10:45
We look ahead to the 400th anniversary of an innovation that simplified the measurement of land area, initially in England and later in the UK, by introducing decimals. Today when we measure land area the calculation is straightforward. Consider a … Continue reading →
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Diaries, and a glimpse into the past

20 January, 2018 - 18:11
Many of us have probably bought a diary for 2018 recently. Ronnie Cohen takes a look at the conversion tables found at the front of many sold in the UK. If you look inside the pages of a typical diary, … Continue reading →
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Alpine DIY and the generation gap

12 January, 2018 - 09:21
Happy New Year to all our readers. In this article, the Editor explains the reason for the absence of new posts on MV in recent weeks. This leads to a discussion of a issue that few of us, perhaps, have … Continue reading →
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