An interesting article in today’s Guardian reports on how scientists at the University of Reading are asking Britons with time on their hands to help digitise historic rainfall data. “Under the Rainfall Rescue project, volunteers will fill the gaps in British digital weather records between the 1820s and the 1950s by transcribing observations from scans of the old paper records.”

I’ve done a fair amount of data entry in my working life so I thought why not. If I’m not reading or blogging I’d only be playing Klondike on the Washington Post website!

Here’s an example of the procedure I have to follow. It’s all quite straightforward.

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