Monday, February 17, 2014

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Árpád Farkas has left a new comment on your post "Eight Weeks Without a Minute of Time":

I know that some people have their heart set on a digital dial, and that’s fine, but I must say I love the simplicity of an analog watch, which can be set very easily.

On a related note, I find it interesting that mobile phones have largely superseded wristwatches, which, on reflection, is a reverse path of development. Pocket watches, after all, used to be ubiquitous, but then a smart pilot (allegedly) came along and requested that a timepiece be strapped to his wrist, thereby making it possible to consult his watch in virtually any situation. The innovation literally proved handy. Now, however, watch-eschewing mobile users are back to square one: They don’t know what the time is unless they can fish the device out of their pockets and read the screen.

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