Thursday, July 24, 2008

Time Goes By ... So ... Slowly ...

Through recent conversations with media about to converge on Beijing, the general consensus is that these Games need to 'hurry up and get here already!'

Thinking about time in general made me curious about Olympic timekeeping, and a brief online search yielded this handy history of timekeeping by The Electric New Paper of Singapore. That site begat some links over to the official timekeeper of the Olympics and their fabulous new wares for 2008.

For years I've been wearing a Seiko Olympic watch circa 1992 (a gift for my 21st from the 'rents). And somewhere in my closets or desk drawer is a great Swatch 1996 timepiece featuring Annie Leibovitz photos shot just before the Atlanta Games (another gift item). No matter the timepiece, it's 'hurry up and wait' for Beijing. Almost time!

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