The About-o-Clock

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The About-o-Clock is a word clock that tells the time in words. It shall show the time, and do nothing else. Therefore, it has no buttons. When switched on, it shows the time.

It knows the time exactly from the ether, but it tells us only roughly. To not forget the time, it has a small battery.

The clock has a nice font, so that it is a pleasure to read. With natural letter spacing, untracked, in monospace with serifs. For German time, no decenders are necessary.

The colour is important, too. A bright orange, which the photo camera does not like, but the clock is not for the camera but for our living room. The colour is 595nm, a wonderful orange, but the camera insists that it is yellow.

To adjust the brightness it observes the environment. It turns darker when we watch a film and the living room becomes cosy. If that is not enough, its brightness can be turned up and down with an infrared remote control, or be switched off completely.

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Other Word Clocks

There are some other variants of the word clock below. There are also software-only implementations, but below, only hardware implementations are listed.

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July 20th, 2014
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