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  1. Michael Arau says:

    Well, depending on how removed your characters are from creature comforts, I would imagine someone would have a wind up watch laying around. The more modern ones had calendar features.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      That’s true, but at some point one would forget to wind the watch. One’s confidence in its reliability would weaken. The irony is that the post-digital world who expose the degree to which some of our notions of time are arbitrary inventions. In a sense, time would become more real.

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  2. Michael Arau says:

    What an interesting premise. Some watches are self-winding and that could work here.

    While I was in the Navy, the only sense of time was often relative to external conditions. Sometimes, we didn’t have the benefit of electricity. We had watches and the sun to give us a time reference. Calendars told us what day it was. In the long run, though, time ran on. We knew when to get up and go to sleep because of reveille and taps. So, someone knew what times it was. Generally, though, we lived from sunrise to sunset.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Time is a rotating planet hurling through space around a sun in a solar system tugged by a black hole in a galaxy fated to smash into another galaxy; but, the power of an alarm clock rules all human life.

      As a kid, I had the opportunity to sale for a week (up to Maine). That will always be one of my favorite memories.

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  3. Michael Arau says:

    “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”

    ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


    1. mcfeats says:

      Ha. I always am watching for mice these days.


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