New York Times: Gathering Watch-World Heritage in One URL

New York Times: Gathering Watch-World Heritage in One URL. “Imagine if the world’s horological archives — and their cache of pamphlets, drawings, reports, photographs, letters and other primary sources — were accessible to anyone with an internet connection. To make that possible, the universe of analog ephemera documenting the history of watchmaking would need to be digitized and organized into a Big Data repository, an effort almost too big to contemplate. And yet, over the past two years, a team of horological specialists has begun to do just that, creating what it calls the Watch Library.”

ZDNet: Does anyone really know what time it is? Facebook does

ZDNet: Does anyone really know what time it is? Facebook does. “Our technology can’t work worth a darn if the Network Time Protocol (NTP) isn’t keeping our servers and PCs coordinated with one another. Without it, backups would fail, financial transactions would go awry, and many fundamental network services wouldn’t work. To help with these issues, Facebook started making its internet clocks more accurate in 2020. Now, the social media giant is open-sourcing its technology, Time Appliances Project (TAP), and enabling anyone to turn a commodity server into a reliable NTP time appliance.”

Evolution Of Social Media Watch Photographs Part 3: Storytelling, Collaboration, And A Bunch Of Boobs (Quill & Pad)

Quill & Pad: Evolution Of Social Media Watch Photographs Part 3: Storytelling, Collaboration, And A Bunch Of Boobs. “Yes, it’s already time for the latest update in my series of articles providing a completely subjective, unscientific, and unofficial history of watch photographs online. It was 2015 when I first wrote about the history of wristshots. More than five years passed before I penned a second installment that included both wristshots and other forms of watch photography. It’s only been six months since then, but the world of online watch imagery has been changing rapidly since late last year, both for better and worse in my view.” It’s always a pleasure to read an article by someone who so clearly loves and studies his subject. Jeremy Clockson could have written this.