mBeat 1.1 - An internet time clock
mBeat is a program that displays a clock in metric time. Metric time is a
new global concept of time that divides a day into 1000 Beats. Each beat
is equivalent to 1 minute 26.4 seconds, this means that 12 noon in the old
time system is equivalent of 500 beats.
There are two standards for metric time, Udt and Internet Time. Udt is
sponsored by universal-time.org and uses UTC as its prime meridian.
Internet Time is sponsored by Swatch and uses BMT (Biel Mean Time) as its
prime meridian. mBeat displays metric time using the Internet Time
supported by Swatch.
All of this means that there are no more time zones or geographic
boundaries. Since metric time is the same all over the world, a person in
New York can communicate with a friend in Rome by simply agreeing to chat
at a specific time, say @730. There are numerous possible uses for metric
time including online auctions, web casts, etc.
To use mBeat you first need to make sure that you have your current
location set properly. If you are using MacOS 7.5, use the "Date & Time"
Control Panel to set the time zone to the city closest to you. If you are
using a version of MacOS prior to version 7.5, make sure the "Map" control
panel is set properly.
Using mBeat is very straight forward. Simply double click the mBeat icon
to launch mBeat. mBeat will remember the window position the next time it
is run. To have mBeat run automatically, place an alias in the "Startup
Items" folder in the System Folder.
New in Version 1.1
- mBeat now supports three metric time standards
- mBeat can display the metric time in several formats.
- Some small bug fixes
- 680x0 or PowerPC
- System 7
- 256K of Free Memory