Oct 12, 2010

a sight gag is worth 673 words

In The Atlantic, Matthew Battles writes 673 words on smartphones, apps and "the decline of the wristwatch." I'll spare you the vast majority of those words (and the obligatory Dali ripoff illustration). He concludes...

Matched against the almost infinite possibilities of the smart phone, the watch seems likely to slowly go the way of the sundial, the factory whistle, and other quaint measures. 

The Office did it better. In the middle of Andy's production of Sweeney Todd, Kelly asks Ryan what time it is. Ryan pulls out his iPad and launches a massive clock app.


So good.