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This article looks back to the findings and recommendations of the 1895 Parliamentary Select Committee on weights and measures.
In an attempt to bring about some improvement in the sloppy and inconsistent way in which metric units are often written, the UK Metric Association has today (5 July) published a “Measurement Units Style Guide”. Aimed at anybody who uses … Continue reading
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) now puts forward cost as the principal reason for the failure to convert road traffic signs to metric. Ronnie Cohen reports on a major study he has recently carried out, using the Freedom of … Continue reading
A correspondent asks whether countries that carried out their metrication programme quickly fared better or worse than countries that have tried to do the job gradually and voluntarily.