Evil D, (sorry in advance if this constitutes a thread hijack . Admins please feel free to re-locate. Your post caused me to think about this once again .... digital clocks/watches didn't kill their analog ancestors, but one thing that's kind of bugged me for quite a long time is how children are taught to tell time. Why on earth are analog clocks used for this purpose? "If the little hand is in-between the 4 and the 5...." It's insane. Teach kids to tell time using digital displays. It is more easily readable and they can more quickly make the connection between the time on the clock and what it looks like outside, instead of trying to figure out what an analog clock is trying to tell them. Kids can learn analog clock displays when they are a little older, when they can reason better. Why on earth schools still have analog clocks is beyond me, unless it's just another thing that they don't have money to replace. I can see public analog clocks eventually disappearing. Don't get me wrong, I love analog watches.... I have discussions with my wife from time to time about this. And that usually morphs into a related topic, why doesn't the U.S. use 24 Hr time, as most of the rest of the world does? I used to travel for Montreal for work back in the 1980s-1990s and even back then Quebec was using 24Hr time (the movie starts at 19:30). I read in Wikipedia that most non-English speaking countries use 24 Hr time, while the US, Australia, the UK and most of Canada do not. And even in the latter 3 countries, you can find both 12- and 24-Hr time used. How do you guys feel about these 2 items? They just seem so anachronistic to me, sort of like dial phones and faxes and so much else.