[time-nuts] Recalling and honoring our heritage
jn6wfo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 11:56:26 EST 2018
Really enjoyable, thank you for the link!
On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 7:03 AM William H. Fite <omniryx at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was chided in somewhat patronizing terms by one long-time member of this
> group a while back for "wasting our time with obsolete crap that no one
> cares about."
> Brace yourselves, I'm going to do it again.
> Attached is a video (one of a series) documenting the design and
> construction of mechanical watches. My sarcastic critic notwithstanding, it
> is a mistake to disregard our horological heritage. This is from whence we
> came. In a very real way, this is who we are.
> Take a look at what can be accomplished with gears, wheels, and springs. It
> is a quest for perfection every bit bit as serious and dedicated as the
> quest for electronic clocks with accuracy in the attasecond range.
> Or just mutter under your breath and smack the delete key.
> Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government
> when it deserves it.
> --Mark Twain
> We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot
> for sinners. His standards are quite low.
> --Desmond Tutu
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