Monday, November 28, 2005

Brilliant Dutch Design

Every once in a while you come across a design that has it all: functionality, relevance, originality, and perfectly capuring the spirit of the times.

Clocks are especially sensitive to this: everyone and his mate seems to need to enrich mankind with the ultimate creative clock design ( like this one and many, many other sad examples).

The Pong Game is an icon in computer game history. This clock is an extremely functional adaptation, using the game's score as the time indicator and changing very little else. While the game randomly plays, the players score the time. Left player scores the hours, right player scores the minutes. Try the movie, it's mesmerizing. Time will fly with this one on the wall.

Disclaimer: your reviewer has no commercial interest in this product whatsoever but wouldn't mind if a spare sample were sent to him.

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