[time-nuts] A Time-Nut's Worst Nightmare

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Sun May 12 09:31:11 EDT 2013


Some of the books have been turned into movies. Going Postal is up on Acorn TV at the moment.  It does not have the clock in it, but it's worth watching. 

I really think that a bi-directional drive on the thing would be the way to go. Let the seconds go forward and back …


On May 11, 2013, at 4:16 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

> In message <518E718D.9020804 at sasktel.net>, Ed Palmer writes:
>> I haven't read the book that inspired this monstrosity, but I might have 
>> to hunt up a copy just to see what kind of twisted mind came up with the 
>> concept.
> If you have never read any of Terry Prachetts disc-world, you have
> deprived yourself of some of the best literature committed in the
> most recent decades.
> The books are very different, and there are many good places to jump
> in, depending on your tastes, but here are some suggested entry-points:
> "Witches abroad", (tourism, childrens tales)
> "Guards, Guards!" (police, power, dragons)
> "Jingo" (International diplomacy)
> "Maskarace" (Opera)
> "Soul Music" (Rock'n'Roll history)
> "The Last Continent" (Darwin and Australia)
> "Going Postal" (Public Works)
> And of course, once you get a feel for the universe:
> "Thief of Time"
> I can also warmly recommend the "Science of Discworld" books,
> they're great introductions into heavy-duty science.
> -- 
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