A World of Speculation


I’m reading this one on CD, and at nearly a quarter of the way through, it makes my teeth hurt.

I picked it up at the library because the title intrigued me, as well as the cover quote that undertakers and clockmakers know more about life than most people because they know more about time.

But there’s a difference between time and a clock (also between time and a calendar, but that’s another argument), and the expected profundity just hasn’t appeared.

If you want something profound about time, read Faster: The Acceleration of Just about Everything by James Gleick.