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March 7th, 2000

[6:00 AM] Speaking Of Funky Time Systems, Add "New Earth Time" To Your Mac
by Staff

Showing their commitment to alternative time keeping systems, the good people of Pedagoguery Software have announced NETime, which stands for New Earth Time. New Earth Time is different from Internet Time, another time format for which Pedagoguery just released a utility, in that days are divided into 360 degrees. Internet Time divides the day into 1000 beats, using a Base 10 system. According to Pedagoguery Software:

NETime is a free Macintosh system extension that places a New Earth Time clock in your menu bar.

With New Earth Time, each day is divided into 360 degrees rather than 24 hours; 0° corresponds to 12:00AM midnight (GMT), the start of the day. Each degree of NET time is subdivided into 60 NET minutes; each NET minute of time is further subdivded into 60 NET seconds. New Earth Time also simplifies date keeping since the year is no longer divided into months and weeks; the year begins on day 000 and ends after day 364 or 365, depending on whether the year is a leap year or not.

Use the link below to download a copy of NETime.

NETime is freeware. You can find more information and download links at the company's web site.

The Mac Observer Spin: We like Internet time in that it is logical. New Earth Time seems a bit less logical to us, but it is interesting to see alternative systems cometing for what most of us take for granted every day, the keeping of time. We would like to hear from any Observers who are familiar with any other forms time keeping currently being bandied about.

Pedagoguery Software

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