Monthly Archives: April 2007

Metrication – a historical perspective

I have submitted this blog article to draw attention to and allow comment on an historical account of metrication in the UK written in 1980. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Sensationalising with the help of Fahrenheit

Today I notice an item in “The Sun” newspaper a headline (approx from memory) “Marathon runner collapses in 73° heat” Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Media | 5 Comments

When were metres prohibited on road signs?

Was there any law against metric road signs before the 1970s? asks Kel Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Road signs, Transport | 7 Comments

How many people can visualise a kilometre?

How many people can visualise a kilometre (or a mile for that matter)? asks Martin Vlietstra. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Road signs, Transport | 13 Comments

Where can I buy metric-only scales?

This plaintive question is posed by an inquirer who lives in south London. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Consumer affairs | 9 Comments