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Re: Analog and Digital Clocks, Part 2
Posted By: Howard, on host
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 07:57:08
In Reply To: Re: Analog and Digital Clocks, Part 2 posted by Travholt on Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 02:07:27:

> > How many people here find it more difficult to read an analog clock than a digital one? I know I can't be alone out there.

I guess I have to throw my two cents in here.
It all depends on experience. If all you've ever had were digital clocks and watches, that would naturally be your choice. They're really easier to use. But us old coots were grown before we saw digital clocks, and by then the analog variety were second nature. I use both, and hardly notice the difference.
I do, however, remember the first digital I ever saw. It was on top of my aunt's TV back in the sixties. It had an electric drive motor and little black metal leaves with white numbers on them would flip down from the top. A minute later another one would flip down and cover that one and it would be rotated back around to the top. To the right of that was a little wheel with seconds 0 to 60 painted on it, so you could tell when the next minute would drop. It worked great for many years. LCD and LED were still a few years away.

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