giovedì 6 luglio 2017

standardization of time



"Distances seemed to shrink in tandem with the wilderness.

[...] The railway not only provided fast acces to remote places
but also drove the standardization of 'railway time'
which would bring four time zones to America.
Standard time and watches replaced the sun and
the moon as a way to measure out lives."

(A. Wulf, The invention of nature - about John Muir)