Re: Deane Kidd and the Metric System

Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...>
 

Shortly after metrication of the UK currency came in, I saw a humorous article purporting to be
issued
by a Government Department which put forward the idea of metrication of time.
I think that was an April Fool.

After the French Revolution, the Republicans metricating the year. And the clock. There were 12
renamed months, and each one had three weeks of ten days. Not quite perfect, because that is 360 days.
Once Napoleon took over he wasted no time in scrapping it and going back to the original Gregorian
calendar.

Of course there is metric music, in which the octave is divided into ten notes rather than twelve
http://www.derek-hasted.co.uk/assets/audio/derek-hasted/ten-tone.mp3

Craig

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