Monday, June 18, 2012

Time Before Clocks

Clock : abstract 3d illustration of background with clock gear wheels and copy space
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At the music convention this weekend, everyone was very much aware of the time as competitions, awards ceremonies, and other events all started strictly on time.  This made me wonder about clocks.

The first mechanical clock was erected in a tower in Italy in 1335.  Prior to this, people used water-clocks and marked candles, among other things, to keep up with the time of day.  For more information click here and click here.  What did you learn today?

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