Tuesday, March 31, 2009

some other words

these are some other words that i've seen lately and that i like:

isochrony, galilean, length, chronometer, clepsydra, timepiece, experimental truth

as a metaphor

"huygens invented a mechanical device called the escapement, which gives the balance wheel a small kick as it goes through equilibrium, but is not in contact with it at other times."

ivar ekeland, the best of all possible worlds