Monday, 1 April 2013

UK to pilot the European Metric Time

I hope that everyone has remembered to set their clocks to British Summer Time. For many years the public has wanted to do away with the confusing change of the clock.

Now that the British government has announced that it may follow the Australian lead into changing over to using metric time measurement. This twice a year time change may at long last, be a thing of the past. 

There are people who have been lobbying for or against the cancellation of BST and the standardisation of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) all the year round. Many cite the children walking to and from school in the dark as being a prime reason for the modern habit of driving children to school. It is hoped that the change to EMT will encourage parents and children to walk to school once more.

The new EMT (European Metric Time) presents a new method of time keeping which is expected will soon catch on worldwide. The cumbersome and confusing hour, minute and second have been replaced by the cleaner and more logical metric time.

Australia has revealed that it is the first country to be converting to "metric time." Under the new Australian system there would be 100 seconds to the minute, 100 minutes to the hour, and 20-hour day. Furthermore, seconds would become millidays, minutes become centidays, and hours become decidays. The report included an interview with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who praised the introduction next year of the new time system.

A Metric Time app is already available for free download from Google Apps Click Here

British Summer Time may have kicked in yesterday, but there was a little sunshine. But not enough to prevent the coldest end to March since records began, with a low of ‑11.2C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on Saturday night. You can hardly blame the Boat Race crews for wearing gloves during training. Who knows how England’s cricketers will cope when the domestic season opens in 10 days’ time?


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