Monday, April 3, 2017

time for a little timelessness

John Harrison's Marine Timekeeper No 1 solved the longitude problem
In fact, there is no such thing as "the correct time".
Like the value of money, it's a convention that derives its usefulness from widespread acceptance by others.
A nice article from the BBC dances around the maypole of "time." On the one hand, it takes time to read. On the other hand, since time is a believer's construct, it takes no time at all.

1 comment:

  1. Still wondering why my Timex stopped working.