No clock as good as our own internal ones

We live in a mechanical world. There are machines everywhere. We rely on machines to take us from place to place, to wash our clothes, to warm up our dinner, to communicate with each other and to be entertained. We count on our machines to work at all times. If our car breaks down, we panic: How will we get to work on time? If the television breaks down, how will we know who was on "American Idol?" I recently placed a desperate phone call to the people who fix washing machines, because mine stopped working in the middle of a busy Saturday. The clothes were sopping wet and soapy, and the machine wouldn't spin the water out. A kindly man on the other end suggested a few things I could try myself, rather than wait until the repairman could come on Tuesday. And I was able to fix it myself! I was unbelievably relieved.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

We live in a mechanical world. There are machines everywhere. We rely on machines to take us from place to place, to wash our clothes, to warm up our dinner, to communicate with each other and to be entertained.

We count on our machines to work at all times. If our car breaks down, we panic: How will we get to work on time? If the television breaks down, how will we know who was on "American Idol?" I recently placed a desperate phone call to the people who fix washing machines, because mine stopped working in the middle of a busy Saturday. The clothes were sopping wet and soapy, and the machine wouldn't spin the water out. A kindly man on the other end suggested a few things I could try myself, rather than wait until the repairman could come on Tuesday. And I was able to fix it myself! I was unbelievably relieved.

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