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    Re: At the centre of time
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2009 Oct 22, 13:52 +1100


    douglas.denny wrote:

    France continued to use the Paris meridian in defiance for some years afterwards.
    No surprises there then!
    They had a well-established system that worked just fine for them, if increasingly out of step with others.  Perhaps it was simple common sense to adopt a 'wait-and-see' approach as to whether the adoption of Greenwich would become the standard.  You have to remember that not all decisions by international committees amount to much in the long run.  Once it was clear that Greenwich had become the universal standard, they adopted it.  No surprises there, or any need for such.

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