Have you ever thought about how you read a clock. I’m not talking about left to right or clockwise v.s. counter clockwise. What I’m referring to is digital or analog. Maybe I need to back up and explain where I’m coming from here.
Several years ago a random thought popped in my head (that happens to me a lot) and I realized when I look at a clock whether it’s digital or analog I see the time in my mind as the numbers and hands on a clock face. In otherwords my mind is analog. I thought that was fascinating but not so much since I’m a child of the 60’s and grew up only seeing analog clocks. But how does someone born in the 70’s after the insurgence of digital technology see time. I had to go to the daughter of a friend to find out and sure enough she saw time as digital even when looking at a dial clock face. I guess it all depends on what you learned on.
With that in mind when it came time to get a wall clock for our living room I wanted one with a dial face. My husband agreed with me and we settled on an oversized wall clock that can be seen from any seat in the room. What’s really odd, when our cable box had the digital time on front I still found myself looking up at the wall clock to see what time it was. I guess you really can’t teach an old dog new tricks or is it you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. Whatever I’m still an analog person in a digital world.