Monday, 25 November 2013

time storage devices

time storage device
I thought I'd keep the theme of time travel running a little longer this week.

The picture supporting this is of one of a number of time storage devices (TSD) that I have identified. Some of them are quite small, like this window opener and others can be absolutely huge, even larger than London.

I'll start with the small one and how it works.

It looks like an ordinary window opener, doesn't it?

The thing is, it doesn't open the window. That's how it stores time.

I wanted to use it today and discovered that the only way was to find a screwdriver, remove the catch and then re-adjust the setting. It required a special fitting. The fitting required a special drill. The drill wasn't charged and so had to be plugged into the mains for a while.

I think it took me about an hour to open the window.

See where I'm going?

Stored time.

The window catch had stored an hour of my time and was patiently waiting for me to release it.

I guess a medium sized burst mode TSD is Waterloo train station. It works on a slightly different principle, because it can operate on many people at once, unlike my single person window catch.

And then there's a very large scale continuous TSD like the M25 motorway around London, which runs by the ongoing scooping up of thousands of people and a subsequent slow release of their time.

So I've discovered that TSDs can operate in one direction, but now I need to find some that work the other way around.

3 comments:

Doris said...

LOL I must remember the TSD moniker. Brilliant.

As I began reading I immediately thought of an airport with all the inherent delays.

Don't you think there is a whole world of these devices and that perhaps those that work the other way deserve to be called ROTSDs? Reverse Output Time Storage Device

Though these time shifting devices can very easily be a ROTSD one moment and then a TSD the next ;-)

Nikki-ann said...

Good luck with that! :)

rashbre said...

Doris I like your extension to the vocabulary. I agree that that ROTSDs (like my electric drill) can rather too easily become TSDs.

Nikki-ann I know, it might be tricky!