Time and tide deconstructed

Lifetimer clock tracks time between life events

Mark Twain agreed with the proverb "Time and tide wait for no man," but pointed out that "in our day of electric wires and water-ballast we turn it around: Man waits not for time nor tide."

If only he could only see today's electric wires and water-ballasts , what would he say?

Maybe he would like the Lifetimer that Oh Gizmo noticed as a friendly addition for your boring desk.

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Lifetimer lets you watch the milestones or footstones in your life approach and leave. It will track how much time is left until a birthday, Christmas, vacation, lunch, end of work day, weekend and programmed event of your choice.

It will count up from when you started your job, your current relationship, and when you last had sex.

But be warned, the calendar year only goes to 2050. So those of us planning to stick around until we are 100 years old (Show of hands please?) will have to buy another one. Of course by then, we may actually be able to stop the tide, or time for that matter.

About the author

In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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