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# Counting Time

How to make counting time a bit more like counting...
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Jim has noticed the confusion caused by 12am ...

He has concluded that the individuals displaying this particular misunderstanding are having difficulty with the notion that time is enumerated with the sequence 12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. Jim figures that this is perfectly reasonable.

To help these individuals Jim suggests that the clock face be rotated anticlockwise by a 12th or 8.3 degrees.

Time will then be sequenced (for these individuals) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 and denoted 'counting time'.

"ONE clock idea, TWO clock ideas, THREE clock ideas..." http://images1.wiki..._With_the_Count.jpg
I sure miss [FarmerJohn] [normzone, Jul 05 2010]

[jaksplat, Jul 05 2010]

Decimal Time http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time
The French invented it, so you KNOW it's gotta be good! [Cedar Park, Jul 06 2010]

Like this? http://www.xcen3.co...a89296b95c02623.jpg
I have three of these. Don't ask why. [MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 06 2010]

 Or you could call it Daylight Saving Time.

To remind people of its benefits, revert to the old fashioned system for - say - half of the year.
 — pocmloc, Jul 02 2010

Or you could use the 24-hr clock, 00:00 to 23:59, which is Baked and Widely-Known-To-Exist.
 — 8th of 7, Jul 02 2010

Yeah --- the 24 hour clock also has its confusion. Its all about whether 24:00 exists or not...

I vote for the old Jewish system when the start of a new day was denoted by sundown.
 — RayfordSteele, Jul 04 2010

 Jim has, for once, made an interesting point.

And I vote for the old English system where the quantum-like transition from 24:00 to 00:00 is avoided by being either drunk or asleep.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 04 2010

Why not combine the two, by qualifying as a High Court Judge ?
 — 8th of 7, Jul 05 2010

I vote for Decimal Time. [link]
 — Cedar Park, Jul 06 2010

 Or just start listing all times as "minutes until hour". Some countries already say "half nine" to mean "half an hour until nine". Which would be a lot handier for keeping appointments--I missed a plane once because I forgot that 9:45 was a quarter 'til 10.

I guess you'd have to call noon "an hour 'til one".
 — baconbrain, Jul 06 2010