My son says that "nobody" at high school wears a wristwatch anymore. If they really need to know the time, they reach into their pockets and look at their cell phones. This is a return to the days of the pocket watch. Could it be a return to simplicity, to a less chronocentric culture? Maybe next, like their ancesters, they'll just keep an ear out for the cathedral chiming every hour. Or now that I think about it, maybe these people don't really need watches, since bells and horns are constantly ringing at school, telling them that time's up.

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