time : Austerlitz

TIME WAS BY FAR THE MOST ARTIFICIAL OF ALL OUR INVENTIONS, AND IN BEING BOUND TO THE PLANET TURNING ON ITS OWN AXIS WAS NO LESS ARBITRARY THAN WOULD BE, SAY, A CALCULATION BASED ON THE GROWTH OF TREES OR THE DURATION REQUIRED FOR A PIECE OF LIMESTONE TO DISINTEGRATE...

IN ORDER TO RECKON TIME WE HAVE TO DEVISE AN IMAGINARY, AVERAGE SUN...

-austerlitz

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