A Time Piece or Pieces that show Time?
When I was a kid owning a wrist watch was a big thing and usually one got it as a gift to celebrate some form of achievement – largely academic. Today I forgot my wrist watch at home and through out the day I didn’t miss it. In the evening I realized that our house doesn’t have a wall clock or any other form of time piece. And the reason for that is that all the pieces around in our house show time. Our mobile phones have become personal time pieces, our microwave provides time for kitchen (and even dining room thanks to open kitchen), our home phone system for drawing room and bedrooms are fitted with iPod speakers that can show time. All our devices, gadgets, household goods show time. So this generation is growing up with time plastered all around them. Makes me wonder whether it will reduce demand for wrist watches and wall clocks.