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Old 02-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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there so many appliances and electronics with clocks on them, why is that? are people that obsessed with time? is it just a cheap lazy thing that engineers can add on to increase price and prohit margins? what? whats the deal? i dont even use my clock or my watch cause everything else tells me the time anyway
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Time is the most precious commodity of all.
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What time is it now???



I probably got 6 clocks that I walk by in 3 rooms of my house every day, and none of them are set at the same time.....
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a few of the things that are always telling me the time, my computer, my tv, my stereo, my vcr. both my microwaves, my oven, my cell phone, my house phone, my car stereo(im just glad that the bonne has an integrated clock in the stock HU else i would have 2 clocks in my car)
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Alot of things like VCRs, DVRs, and cable boxes actually have to have a built-in clock to do their jobs.
Other things like microwaves, ovens, and even coffe-makers have timers built in that do nothing else when they are not in use, so why not use the circuitry to run a clock?
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I have not worn a watch in 20 years (serious) there'* clock everywhere you look.
I think its just a cheap easy option that adds value to just about everything, especially when you dont wear a watch
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Clock count:
Car:
1
in radio
Semi:
6

radio
XM receiver
instrument cluster
Qualcomm
sleeper controls
microwave in sleeper
Apartment:
6

microwave
oven
vcr
cablebox
alarm clock(2)
Personal:
1

Cellphone
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Originally Posted by GonneVille
Clock count:
Car:
1
in radio
Semi:
6

radio
XM receiver
instrument cluster
Qualcomm
sleeper controls
microwave in sleeper
Apartment:
6

microwave
oven
vcr
cablebox
alarm clock(2)
Personal:
1

Cellphone
You forgot computer
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Clock count:
You forgot computer
Don't own one, been using my parents computer on weekends.
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But in this day in age I have way to many reminders of what time it is:

Desktop PC 1 clock
Desktop PC 2 clock
Laptop clock
living room vcr clock
bedroom vcr clock
bedroom stereo clock
clock on wall in living room
clock on my living room stereo
Microwave clock
Oven clock
alarm clock 1
alarm clock 2
bathroom clock

when I am not at home:
Cell phone clock (one on outside one on inside)
Car Clock on Stereo

at work:
desk clock
clock on work laptop
clock on work pda
clock on work desktop
clock on wall in my office
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