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ITimeCalc v1.1 © 1999 Fredrik Rambris. Restrictionless. Description: Shows you the current Internet-time invented by Swatch. Use freely to implement this new timemeasuring into your programs. No guarantees. Use at own risc. Updated by Gunther Nikl 13.04.99 Here's what he found and fixed: The function does only handle overflow but not underflow. To fix it all one has todo is adding another 1440 before the modulo. Ported to OS4 by Alex Carmona 11-Sept-2006 The following was grabbed from http://www.swatch.com. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is this new Universal Time? Timed by Swatch Internet Time represents a completely new global concept of time. So what is the deal? Basically, the Swatch Beat, the revolutionary new unit of time means the following: No Time Zones No Geographical Borders How long is a Swatch beat? In short we have divided up the virtual and real day into 1000 "beats". One Swatch beat is the equivalent of 1 minute 26.4 seconds. That means that 12 noon in the old time system is the equivalent of ()500 Swatch beats. Okay, so how can a surfer in New York, or a passenger on a transatlantic flight know when it is ()500 Swatch Beats in Central Europe for example? How can the New York surfer make a date for a chat with his cyber friend in Rome? Easy, Internet Time is the same all over the world. (see converter) How is this possible? We are not just creating a new way of measuring time, we are also creating a new meridian in Biel, Switzerland, home of Swatch. Biel Mean Time (BMT) will be the universal reference for Internet Time. A day in Internet Time begins at midnight BMT (()000 Swatch Beats) (Central European Wintertime). The meridian is marked for all to see on the façade of the Swatch International Headquarters on Jakob-Staempfli Street, Biel, Switzerland. So it is the same time all over the world, be it night or day, the era of time zones has disappeared. The BMT meridian was inaugurated on 23 October 1998 in the presence of Nicholas Negroponte, founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology`s Media Laboratory.
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