Thursday, September 29, 2016

The perspective from inside the clock

"Which way do the clock hands turn?" asked Dilly Knox, the legendary Bletchley Park codebreaker.

"Clockwise, of course," replied one of Dilly's fillies, (as the girls who worked for him were called.)

"Not if you're inside it!" was the triumphant response of the boss.

This clock, at MacEwan University in Edmonton, illustrates his point. The face is a transparent window, so you can stand behind it and see the hands move.

From this perspective, they do seem to move anticlockwise. Life is a matter of perspective.

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