Time’s Up

Even though there’s nothing I enjoy more than hearing Mount Holyoke College’s clock tower tell me the time, we all will realize easily that, in this day and age, with digital time, smart phones, satellites in space, and so on, mechanical clocks like the Big Ben and Mount Holyoke’s clock tower are now obsolete. In fact, it is a known fact that Mount Holyoke’s gorgeous clock tower is between 2-3 minutes behind the real time…

Take a look at BBC Future’s report on the obsoleteness of Mechanical clocks. The video mentions how high maintenance this “almost…alive” kind of clock. Like the usual choice that we must make when it comes to technological progress, we must choose between practicality and beauty.


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