[time-nuts] Lord Vetinari wall clock

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Nov 2 08:59:35 EST 2014


We’ve gone around on this one a few times. The group seem to divide into two groups. One group suggests that anything other than perfect accuracy is not a TimeNut subject. The other group seems to come up with “that’s neat … do it this way”. Part of it seems to depend a bit on having read (and very much liked) Terry Pratchett’s writings. 


> On Nov 2, 2014, at 8:48 AM, Mike Baker <mpb45 at clanbaker.org> wrote:
> Time-Nutters--
> I have been tempted to build a (hacked) wall clock
> (after Lord Vetinari) that has an erratic second hand
> that sometimes skips ticks and sometimes ticks
> several times very rapidly but still keeps "correct"
> time.   I would love to put one of these up on a doctor's
> patient waiting room wall just to see what people's
> reactions are.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpqFU4SGe1Y
> I suppose this would not generate the same reaction
> if it were done to a digital (numerical) clock.
> Hmmmm---  maybe if a "tick" sound were added...?
> Nah...  Whoever heard of a digital clock that ticked...
> See:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpqFU4SGe1Y
> Mike Baker
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