Sunday, 10 July 2005

FedEx clock is slow

No, I’m not referring to a particular clock FedEx has. I’m referring to this amusing time diversion, the graphics of which fail to keep pace with actual time. The second count isn’t fast enough.

Using the analog clock on my wall, just above my monitor, I conducted a pseudo-scientific test. When the Just In Time clock reached the next :00 on the second count, I began counting ticks on my analog clock. Sixty seconds later, the Just In Time clock had only made it to thirty seconds in its count.

At this juncture, some of my dear readers may be pondering why I went through so much trouble for something that has been posted merely for fun. Well, fun or no, if you’re going to pass something off as a clock, at least get it to tell the time correctly. I have seen other such graphic-based clocks around the Web, and they count the time correctly.

[With a wave of the fin to the MAKE News No. 20 e-newsletter.]

posted on July 10, 2005 10:58 PM




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