For my frivolous Friday post, I’m once again talking about clocks. But this one has a twist….it tells time, but using words! Designed by a company called Biegert & Funk , it comes in a variety of colours and changes as the time changes. Is it really accurate? It apparently adjusts itself and reads exactly the correct time, lighting the correct words on the screen. There is even an iPhone application for those who want a more portable version of this pretty clock.
At first, I thought this might be the perfect alternative for kids who have trouble using the analog clocks that the rest of us grew up with. But then, I wondered if they’d understand the terminology….half past…quarter past…..etc. It makes sense when you think about it, but do we really tell time in this manner? I rarely say “half past six”….I’d say “six-thirty” instead and maybe it’s just me, but I’d think kids might be thrown by that.
However, with the hefty pricetag on this little beauty (about $1100 US), I’d hardly think someone would purchase this for their child’s room, let’s say. So, it is beautiful, functional art, and we’ll leave it at that.