We take a look at the past year on Metric Views and speculate about what the future holds.
The past year was one of the most active on Metric Views with forty articles posted, and 750 comments received from around sixty different contributors. Thank you to all those who contributed articles and comments, and to our readers who make their efforts worthwhile.
There is clearly continuing interest in the UK’s measurement muddle and progress towards resolving it, as well the development of the international measurement system which is now the primary system in all but a handful of countries. Since 1820, when the metric system was adopted in the Low Countries, progress in its use around the world has been relentless, and continued through 2016. Metric Views looks forward to reporting further developments in the coming year.
History and tradition have their place in every country, but we shall continue to comment on the activities of those who, when it comes to measures, wish to remain in the era of the horse and cart.
With the energies of UK governments likely to be focused on Brexit for the next decade, we may expect little progress on the adoption of a single, simple and logical measurement system. But the world moves on. Will the UK move on too or be left behind? Watch this space.
A Happy New Year to all our readers and contributors.