One monkey, one keyboard. Unpleasant analysis within. Faint of heart, beware.
Whilst at Uni in 1977, my wife of a few months bought me the awesome Hewlett Packard HP-01 watch!With her own money!When it failed, I tried to resurrect it, but to no avail.It followed me around from abode to abode until around 1991, when I finally discarded it.(Only to be asked by an HP museum if I could lay my hands on one!)Anyway, when it died, and the screen was blank, it was correct all the time, in a Zen kind of way...
Easy solution. Just get a marker pen and write a time on it. There, it is right twice a day again.Although you could do that with a piece of paper as well. But the phrase "even a piece of paper tells the right time twice a day" just doesn't work as well.
Post scriptum:It died at around 1982, and devoured batteries at a rate of knots!But it was a very effective status symbol in the Lands of Nerdish.That, and my HP25C calculator, complete with belt-holster.I wore out that damn thing.(The calculator, not the holster)One of the greatest "value-for-money" acquisitions that I have ever made.
Spence:Have you not heard of the iconic goon-show sub-sketch:- "What time is it Eccles?"?www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rOjiAyv0Dg
Michael Kingsford Gray, sometimes I wonder about you!Spence, I wrote my favorite time of day on there: let me get a picture posted for you.
Think of it this way: It tells the time before the big bang. That's most likely an awfully long (non-) time.
Skepcheck, the creationists' heads, they'd explode. That's too meta for them!
Michael Kingsford Gray and Skepcheck, it's nice to see you two thinking out of the box. And by box, I mean 'our universe'. My imagination is so limited. *sniffle*
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