“Clockers – II” / A Memorable Fancy #376

Sometime in their freshman History of Civilization course, college students are introduced to the idea of “clocks”; how “clocks” had been used for several centuries and then abandoned. Professor Krone patiently presents the idea of clocks; some students have a hard time grasping it. When they finally do, their admiration of the ancient times quickly dissolves. The most glaring problem with clocks, Krone explains, is that they display a different time-number each day at the same time, … [Read more...]