Ruthe
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Interests Alumnus from Downsview Collegiate Institute, Downsview Ontario, began work as an invoice clerk with BA Oil Canada in Toronto. Talked my way into IBM Canada as a programmer on an IBM 1401, attended University of Guelph Ontario and Mc Master in Hamilton Ontario.
Moved to UK and worked for ICL as a systems engineer, British Steel as first a systems analyst in Rotherham then as a Project Manager at Stanton & Staveley near Nottingham and Derby.
Sales support for CTL (ITL) with government, private and defense customers, installation manager for BICC and consultant with a consultancy serving government and private clients, and moved to independent consultancy.
Interest include mathematics, photgraphy, programming and website design and ice hockey (when it's on which is infrequently here on channel 5 in the wee wee hours.).

Now I've got the dozenal bug. I do NOT support retention of all the existing Imperial measures but a rationalization of measures grounded on a numeric basis of 12.
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Signature Why a Roman pocket abacus? They used dozenal fractions as their main form of fractions, 12 inches per foot & originally 12 oz per pound (inch=ounce=uncia=1/12). Columns 1 & 2 of the abacus are for dozenal fractions, column two for twelfths and column one, dozenal fractions of a twelfth. Columns 3 through 8 provided a decimal place value system with values from 1s to millions where each lower bead counts as 1 & the upper beads count 5 of a column's base 10 power, Is, Vs, Xs, Ls, Cs ,Ds, Ms etc.
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