[time-nuts] Smithsonian Museum web page on time

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Sun Mar 6 13:46:09 EST 2011


And now for something completely different . . .

A comic strip called 4Kids made reference to this web site:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/ontime/

It gives a "sound-bite" overview, with pictures, of time in the U.S.
from 1700 to about 2006. The history is interesting, particularly
the railroads and time zones, but there is nothing touching our
kind of time until the last article, "Splitting Seconds."

There are no details at all. Maybe they need help. Then again, I
dropped my Smithsonian membership when it became clear that stuff
that could not be understood by a liberal arts dropout was being
removed from the magazine and the museum.

The site credits the book "On Time: How America Has Learned to Live
by the Clock" by Carlene E. Stephens and The Smithsonian Institution
for it's information.

And now back to the regularly scheduled hardware and software
discussions.

Bill Hawkins






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