Denseman on the Rattis

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More about metric time

Nixie Clock #2 Front view
Originally uploaded by Sascha Grant

I’ve blogged about metric time in the past, but it’s nice to see that I’m not alone.

There are many more details about metric time in this guide than I managed to squeeze into my old blog posting, so it’s well worth a read.

Be aware, though, that he’s only advocating metric units to replace hours, minutes and seconds, while I’m in favour of replacing weeks, months and years as well.

Best of all, he has a page with JavaScript clocks that you are allowed to adapt for your own purposes, so I’ve modified one to show the complete day and time decimally – have a look at the top of the right-hand sidebar.

It feels so much more tangible when you can see the metric seconds ticking away, doesn’t it?

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