This post has absolutely nothing to do with web design, marketing. branding, browsers or social media. It’s just cool. And inspiring.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
— T.S. Eliot
Jeff Bezos and the clock that will outlast civilization
Inventor and computer scientist Danny Hillis spent the 1980s and early ‘90s designing machines worthy of the new millennium. But by 1995 he realized that he had never given much thought to what lay on the other side of the year 2000.
“Those three zeros,” he wrote in an essay for WIRED, “form a convenient barrier, a reassuring boundary by which we can hold onto the present and isolate ourselves from whatever comes next.” To see beyond that barrier, he felt, humanity needed the slowest machine possible: a mechanical clock that would tick faithfully for 10,000 years.