Its become more and more apparent that as the rise of technology continues people are starting to not use/wear watches. Due I guess to the pointlessness of wearing a device which at the most can be a very poor TV remote. I still occasionally wear a watch and generally enjoy the experience. I do also happen to enjoy looking at watches with a friend who could be deemed an ‘enthusiast’ .
I do on the flip-side appreciate that a good watch is the kind of investment every person needs. It does seem that the current generation are very keen on OTT designs which are generally fluorescent and fairly devoid of any real personality. Sure if you can afford a Rolex or something like that you can always go for something with more panache then a ‘retro Casio’.
This Timepiece from Steven Goetz is personally a favourite and I’m hoping one day to be able to just go and pick one up and wear it with pride.
Steven Goetz Timepiece
I love the way it only ‘illuminates’ the hour hand when it moves over. What a great nifty little time saving device!
Steven Goetz Timepiece
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Its interesting to think that the “Quick Illegal Download from some obscure site” could actually harm you in more ways then one. Many look at the Governments plans to clamp down as simply an investment into their own back pockets. The rights and wrongs of illegal downloading is a mess I don’t intend to get myself into.
Controversial measures to reduce illegal downloading have been reviewed by a committee of MPs and found to be ‘justifiable’ this week, despite complaints from campaigners and ISPs.
The government’s Digital Economy bill has made the headlines over its proposed measures for dealing with so-called internet pirates by first forcing ISPs to send a warning letter, and then disconnecting repeat offenders. Both ISPs and consumer rights groups have opposed the measures, pointing out that ISPs should not be required to police online behaviour, and that tracking the IP address responsible for illegal downloads does not necessarily locate the user responsible.
However, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Human Rights has reviewed the plans and not only found them to be justifiable, but agreed that the government should be making more decisive moves to protect creators’ rights; although it has admitted that more information is required. The committee has asked for both a better explanation of the rules, in particular exactly what constitutes a repeat offender; and has asked Ofcom to review the technical side of things.
“It is unlikely that the operation of these proposals alone will lead to a significant risk of a breach of individual internet users’ right to respect for privacy, their right to freedom of expression or their right to respect for their property rights,” the committee’s report says, going on to add: “The limited impact on these rights by the operation of the copyright infringement reporting mechanism proposed is likely to be justifiable.”
Privacy eh? I thought we lost that knowingly a long time ago!