[time-nuts] New unit of time measurement

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Jan 15 02:12:19 EST 2012

In message <CA+oSWyX_8BX+rYrjLGvRYnMN771Xwha0vp1oKR90LMk_RZcSgQ at mail.gmail.com>
, Skip Withrow writes:

>I would like to propose a new unit of time, the 'textsecond'.  This is
>the interval of time from the time the signal light turns green to
>when the driver behind the idiot texting driver honks their horn.
>Still collecting data on its exact length, but seeing a lot more
>examples lately.

You are not the first researcher of this interesting phenomena:


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