[Edu-sig] Microsoft's KPL

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Oct 9 20:12:31 CEST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirby Urner [mailto:urnerk at qwest.net]
> Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 1:53 PM
> To: 'Arthur'; 'Laura Creighton'
> According to a network of atomic clocks synched with GPS satellites and
> monitored in Japan as surely as in Colorado.

Triviality - outside of the history.

My answer to your moral activist concerns, which I like to think I share in
my way, is "mindfulness".  

Mindfulness depends on an appreciation of the evolution of things.

The "Empires of Time" subheading to the Galison's book is somewhat a play on
words, but in the most basic sense he means Empire, as in Roman Empire,
British Empire.

There is nothing at all inevitable  - or scientific (ask the French
revolutionists who tried to influence things otherwise) - about how we have
come to express what time it is in Tokyo.

What time is it in Tokyo?

Have a year or two to discuss it?


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