[time-nuts] Time may not exist

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Sat Jul 28 11:52:54 EDT 2007

That is the comfort of familiarity :-)

Well, as much as I am attracted by the mysteries of science, I am quite
happy solving relatively mundane problems everyday like so many engineers.
So much so that I am not sure what it would take to make me do something
else. My name is not in any book and that's fine with me :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Tim Shoppa
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 9:50 AM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Time may not exist

I was a physicist. After hearing way too many years about super-string
theory, coordinate-free notation, etc. I quit, and now my day job
consists of building/maintaining a supervisory control system
that hurtles metal subway trains 450 to 600 feet long from a stop to 60 MPH
back again every minute or two, 40000 times a day.

To say that "I quit" is one interpretation, an equally valid interpretation
would be that I completely flamed out in my first post-doc :-).

I am so much happier now that I get to use coordinates again :-).

It is increasingly frustrating that the several thousand clocks around
the railroad are never synchronized, though!


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