The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

Category: Americas
Author: Ken Alder
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by TremendousJudge   2018-11-10
They actually tried to introduce decimal time[1], as well as a decimal week[2]. They didn't stick though.

If you are interested on the topic of the history of the metric system, check out The Measure of All Things[3], an absolutely fantastic read

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Measure-All-Things-Seven-Year-Transfo...