Linear Clock

August 29, 2021

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This is a simple version of James Wilson’s Linear Clock: Solar. Wilson’s clock was attempt #2 at a different way of representing a day.

By definition, a day begins at midnight, but it didn’t match my experience of a day to wake up early and have the clock tell me a quarter to a third of the day had already passed. I would have preferred to have something based on sunrise and sunset.

I love this idea. On my version, the bar starts on the left at sunrise. The blue mark represents sunset. The end on the right is tomorrow’s sunrise. The yellow bar represents how much of the solar day has passed. It is woefully lacking in character, unlike Wilson’s physical clock. His project is definitely worth a read.