The Metric Calendar, a Metric Diary, is a nonfiction ebook by
Vincent van Mechelen
which contains both a full explanatory account of the Metric Calendar and
a Metric diary on screen.
(Please note that it is not an electronic diary.)
Metric Diary is an A5-size diary in print (on demand) which
you can use for writing down daily notes.
Metric diaries are perpetual, that is, good for any year, whether common
year or leapyear.
The diary in the ebook is in color, the diary in print is in greyscale but
with higher-resolution pictures (300-dpi instead of 96-dpi).
These Metric diaries show subsidiary Gregorian dates, should you need them.
Below you will find:
Description of The Metric Calendar, a Metric Diary
Brainwashed into thinking that the calendar you 'and everyone else' use is
A chaotic calendar in which months are made to vary in length from 28 to 31
days; an unnatural calendar which passes over the existence of solstices
and equinoxes, thus in its ignorance having the year begin at a totally
arbitrary moment; a split, polycyclic calendar whose dates do not tell you
anything about the day of the week they fall on?
You believe it is scientific that economists (with politicians following in
their wake) treat a small increase or decrease, when comparing two months
or quarters of that calendar, as 'significant' while the inaccuracy of that
calendar itself may be as much as 8.0 %; that meteorologists claim that a
new season starts on the first day of a month on a calendar which does not
even recognize the natural quarters of the year?
And on top of that you are also happy with exclusivist names such as
August(us) for the eighth month and incorrect names such as
September (Seventh Month) for the ninth month?
Then, skip this book.
Write in your old January-to-December diary that this was the day that you
consciously decided to stay stuck to Gregory and the whole lot forever.
Not fully brainwashed, perhaps never brainwashed at all, and interested in
a calendar which far surpasses a haphazard and inaccurate, traditional
'system' of chronology?
Then, read about the basics of devising a systematic calendar and the way
in which the Quaternary Metric World Calendar meets the requirements for an
adequate arrangement of the days of the solar year on Earth.
(Perhaps, to the surprise of those who confuse metric and
decimal, periods of ten units of time do not play a role in it,
since the standard number of fingers on two human hands is not relevant to
Read about the Year-Week-Day and Year-Month-Day codes and the names for the
(more than ten) months of the year and for the (fewer than ten) days of the
week which are being proposed in connection with the new dates.
And see, in no fewer than 53 images, what a diary which is good for any
and every year, because it follows a one-cycle calendar which is perpetual
in itself, looks like.
(It needs no crackpot additives, but in a mixed social environment or in a
stage of transition subsidiary Gregorian dates will no doubt come in handy.)
In the near future you may want to write down in your new North-to-South
diary when you consciously decided to change over to the inclusive, global
The chapters of The Metric Calendar, a Metric
|The Basics of a Systematic Calendar|
|The Dates on the Metric Calendar|
|A Metric Diary on Screen|
A short description of Metric Diary
A historically deformed freak of culture it is, that hitherto most
frequently used Gregorian Christian calendar: chaotic, unnatural and split,
with separate year and week cycles.
But there is an alternative; one that is 'metric', because quaternary while
systematically based on relevant natural data.
(Perhaps to the surprise of those who confuse metric and
decimal, the usual number of fingers on two human hands does not
play any role in it.)
As this Metric World Calendar is perpetual in itself, a diary is good for
The A5-size Metric diary offered here is made complete with fifty pictures,
varying from truly global to very personal. For the time being some
reference to the old 'system' will no doubt come in handy. So, it also
shows subsidiary Gregorian dates.
Prefatory note in Metric Diary
Meaning and Use
A historically deformed freak of culture it is, that hitherto
most frequently used Gregorian calendar. But now there is an
alternative: one that is 'metric', because quaternary while
systematically based on natural data, and perpetual. (Perhaps to
the surprise of those who confuse metric and decimal,
periods of ten units of time do not play any role in it.) First published
in the Model of Neutral-Inclusivity 41 years after the end of
the Second World War, this Metric calendar has been used on
TRINPsite and my private MVVM-site since the beginnings
of the Internet. Apart from a minor change in intercalary days
and the introduction of compass names the new system has
remained the same, pure and logical as it is, and free from
The A5-size diary which follows here uses the Metric
Calendar and needs no crackpot additives, yet in a mixed
environment or in a stage of transition some reference to the
old system will no doubt come in handy. So, the Gregorian
dates are indeed shown too (between parentheses for leap
years). However, the relationship between Metric and
Gregorian days of the week changes in the middle of the year,
when everything moves up one day. (If the first day of the
Metric week falls on a Sunday from 01.1 on, it will fall on a
Monday from 27.1 on.) At the back of this diary you will find
a table where you can fill in the correspondence for the year
of use. There you will also find both the compass and the
Model names of the Metric months, with their abbreviations.
For links and further details see metric.mvvm.net. And
have a nice time!
V i n c e n t
The Metric Calendar, a Metric Diary is available online as an ebook
Epub, Mobi (for Kindle), PDF and LRF (for Sony) formats.
At the end it contains the same 52 images of week pages as used in
Metric Diary but in color (and of a lower resolution).
See above for more details about this ebook
Metric Diary is available as a paperback book, printed on demand
(POD) on an E[spresso]B[ook]M[achine].
It can now be requested worldwide, in more than ten countries, at
all places with
an EBM, of which more than 30 in the United States and more than 10 in
There are at least seven
in the States which offer it for ordering online.
This Metric diary was first printed, and is also sold, at the two
book stores in the Netherlands.
See above for the ISBN of the book and other