Quote: Chappers @ 18th August 2020, 3:45 PM
I know it's not every programme but when you look at the end credits to see when a programme or film is made they use those bloody Roman numerals?
1. Snobbery. It looks classier than Arabic numerals.
2. Deception. Certain people might balk at watching very old films or re-reruns, so using Roman numerals makes it harder for Joe Average to know how old the film/show is.
3. Preservation. The end of old film tape could deteriorate, making an 8 look like a 3 or a 6, so Roman numerals provide greater certainty,
4. Carved in Stone. That's just the way it has always been done.