|Information and curios, news and notions, Internet sites and services about time measurement, available also in italian. Since 1996 March 14, copies were requested.||
All about the diffusion of Internet time services by IRITI and much about time measurement activities in the world can be found here as a collection of Internet sites and services. To face the subject from the beginning, it is useful the guided tour to time measurement.
| Time Services by IRITI
||A Guided Tour to Time Measurement
a note from the author
I will be thankful to those people that will send suggestions, corrections and comments by e-mail to the address f.pollastri _a_t_ inrim.it
I thank people and organizations that give out free of charge information and services on time measurement, on which this work is based.
The "Time of Internet" is a deep revision of the "Italian Standard Time " published on 1995 January on this same server. The structure and the contents are widely changed and extended. In addition, the integral english translation is available (the original work is in italian), it was not available in the previous edition. The english translation is very convenient to suit the international nature of the www system.
Though being the research activities at IRITI and mine in particular addressed
to fields different from time metrology, in 1992 I started to work on same
aspects of time measurement applied to Internet, driven by cultural curiosity
and by environmental arguments.
The most important environmental argument is the site of IRITI that is in the same building of the Time and Frequency Laboratory of the National Electrotecnical Institute "G. Ferraris" that keeps the source of the italian standard time. Moreover, since over ten years, IRITI operates a computing system with a wide Internet connectivity that I manage as referee for all CNR units in Piedmont region.
Having all these ingredients at my disposal and seeing a lack on this matter in Italy, I gave in to the "temptation" of producing the result that can be found in these pages.
Have a good read.