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braille?!

January15

So, cousin Tim bought me a clock that displays a binary representation of time.  It was a great gift – cracked me up, and has been pretty fun.  I brought it into work after Christmas and have had to explain to just about everyone in the entire office what it is and how it works. 

Behold:

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It’s 09:40:54.  (yay, cameraphone!) 

Enter a coworker who is well-traveled and computer smart.  He picks up the clock and says, seriously, “Wow!  A braille clock!”

I cracked up – yeah, all blind people use dots of light to tell time.  They can see tthose much better than the LED numbers on a digital clock.

posted under humor, work
3 Comments to

“braille?!”

  1. Avatar January 15th, 2008 at 2:49 pm Jim-Bo!!! Says:

    I like your clock, but I would like it a lot better if it would represent time using 3 numbers, not 6. Really, who reads “10” as a “1” followed by a “0”. Would it have been that much harder to represent “10” as “10”? I bet it is neat to see the “seconds hand” flashing…


  2. Avatar January 15th, 2008 at 3:15 pm Dave Says:

    I agree, Jim… you’d only have to have six lights in each column, right? (59 = 111011)

    But oh well.. thinking of it as a braille clock is a lot funnier. :)

    (And really I’m only commenting to help digitize an old book, right?)


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