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Public Clocks Making a Comeback

According to the front page of the Washington Post today, there is an inexplicable and sudden interest in installing or restoring public clocks that the clockmakers just can’t figure out. Hmmmmmm.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/for-public-clocks-a-time-warp/2011/10/25/gIQAXOZ5jM_story.html?hpid=z2

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  1. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg November 4, 2011

    I think there is a bit of a backlash against things digital, even among technology folks.  Data is fleeting.  Mechanical endures.  It engages you in a different, tactile way.  It’s warmer.

    Great article – thanks for posting.

  2. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying November 5, 2011

    I agree, Junie. And while digital is good it isn’t always best. I like the way the hands of a clock represent time as physical space. Easier for we visually oriented types to grasp.

    Plus the possibilities of beauty:

    The RetroGrade Pocket-watch (circa 1900)

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