[time-nuts] Simon Winchester: The Perfectionists
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Tue May 8 03:36:40 EDT 2018
In 'The Perfectionists' Simon Winchester Looks At History Of Precision
KELLY: You write about that in such a personal way in the book. You include
the detail of your Sunday morning ritual, of walking room to room in this old
farmhouse you live in and correcting all the clocks, you know, pushing one
hand forward a little bit and another hand back, and that you love the
inaccuracy of that, that they're all chiming totally out of sync by midway
through the next week.
WINCHESTER: Yes, a lovely description in Dorothy L. Sayers' book "Gaudy
Night" about the clocks in Oxford chiming midnight in friendly disagreement.
Well, I like clocks having friendly disagreement. I loathe digital watches
with, I mean, the one I dare say you're looking at in the studio now, with
microsecond countdowns. Let's take it a bit easier. Let's be a bit fuzzy in
our needs and desires and wishes.
I don't know if the book discusses time. If you aren't familiar with his
work, he's good.
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