Monday, December 21 marked the longest night and the shortest day of the year. Known as the winter solstice, it marks the first day of winter and the day that Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres trade places in receiving the sun’s light and warmth most directly. Because Earth is tilted on its axis by 23 1/2 degrees, the tilt of the Earth is what causes winter and summer.
Industry 4.0, Industry 5.0, digitization, automation and 3D printing—the manufacturing process has changed dramatically over the last decade. Now, looking ahead to a new year and the start of a new decade, one of the biggest changes for companies is data. Automation and precision measurement will help companies make better products faster but those elements rely in part on a database infrastructure.
As a kid I was fascinated with all things Egyptian so it’s not surprising to me that the Egyptian cubit is considered one of the earliest known units used to measure length. The word “measurement” though comes from the Greek word “metron.” Webster’s Dictionary defines measurement as a “figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring: dimension.”