Geneva, Switzerland – 2015-10-14 – You may not be aware that today 14 October is World Standards Day, but here are 5 reasons why you should. This year the theme is “Standards – The world’s common language” because International Standards:
1. Make communication across countries and technology possible
Imagine a world where your credit card would not fit into every cash machine or where you could not just stroll into a shop and find the right lightbulb for your lamp. A world without telephone codes, country and currency codes and access to the Internet.