Friday, December 28, 2012

Something to Ponder

With the advent of everything digital, children no longer spend as much time learning to tell time by a traditional clock.  What was considered a basic lesson taught at a very early age for us is now barely mentioned if at all.

Ask a child between the ages of 6 and 12 what "a quarter after" means.  You'll more than likely get a blank stare.  The same will occur with "a quarter till" or "half past".  What were common terms of speech for us are rapidly becoming obsolete.

What crossed my mind yesterday were the directions "clockwise" and "counter-clockwise".  Are these terms also going the way of the dinosaurs?  How will someone know what direction that means if they've never learned to tell time on a traditional clock?

But then...I still call the remote "the clicker".

And those are my random thoughts this morning...

1 comment:

  1. I had a customer come in to the electronics dept last week and ask me where the clocks were. I took him to the digital clocks. He said he needed a windup one because his 2 year old had asked for a windup clock for Christmas. I found that very refreshing.

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