Monthly Archives: February 2018

A wrong turning by British Leyland that led to a dead end

We reprint an article that was first published ten years ago and illustrates the risks of using a mix of metric and Imperial measures. Likes(9)Dislikes(6)

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Metric in Myanmar – an update

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. Likes(14)Dislikes(9)

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Then and now

We take a look at a film from 1973 made with the aim introducing the metric system to the general public. Likes(15)Dislikes(20)

Posted in Consumer affairs, Education, General, History | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments