Nora Young, a wonderful radio host on CBC Radio up in Canada recently reached out to talk about one of my passions – watches. The conversation sparked by Pebble Watch, we talked about why watches matter. To me, watches give time a heartbeat.
As we become more digital and immersed in online world, we need a way for some kind of tactical and mechanical feedback and we need a reminder of the physical time, how it starts and how it ends. Watches are a good manifestation of that. When you are on a computer or on a phone looking at time, it is numbers flashing. You cannot really feel lit.
That conversation appeared on the radio as Keeping Time. She is such a wonderful host and her podcast is packed with lots of great information. You can listen to it online – it is a 10 minute clip or you can download the entire mp3 file which is about an hour long.