I’ve heard that, before the invention of standard time, people would ask “what time do you have?” (instead of today, when they ask “what time is it?”)
The older phrasing more accurately reflects the actual nature of time, from a physics perspective. The concept of “now” is just something we each perceive individually. Neat!
@ashfurrow also, in America at least, now solidified around railroads first. There’s a great Radiolab episode about this every idea. :)
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