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  • n  the act of changing to a decimal system

  • James Purnell in
    On digital switchover, the four-year process which is due to begin in Cumbria in October, Mr Purnell said it was a "big task, there is no doubt", comparing it with trying to implement "decimalisation and North Sea oil at the same time".
  • David Elstein in
    Former Channel Five boss David Elstein said: "This will be the biggest single civil project in this country, bigger than decimalisation. But there seems to be no project management. Just telling people that their TVs and videos are going to stop...

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