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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Better time

    by , 03-09-2017 at 08:58 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It’s getting near that time when the government dictates that the hour of the day change. Yes, they are doing that again, even though it is disadvantageous to everyone. If we have to change the clocks again, then it should be for a better system. Perhaps we should question the whole system of hours, minutes, and seconds. And we certainly should wonder why it is claimed that midnight is the beginning of the day; we, except for the Bureau of Standards which thinks that the day ends immediately after ...

    Updated 03-09-2017 at 09:16 PM by PeterL

  2. Horological Concerns

    by , 08-28-2014 at 09:25 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Horology (via Latin horologium from Greek ὡρολόγιον, from ὥρα hṓra "hour; time" + -o- interfix + suffix -logy; lit. the study of time
    I have written about horological reform before, and I thought it was time to do so again, but this dictionary in Microsoft doesn’t seem to realize that “horological” is a perfectly good and correctly spelled word. Perhaps other s agree.

    Apparently there are few straightforward histories of ...