World enough and time: the World Clock
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on August 3, 2007
G sent me a link to the World Clock this morning – a fascinating automated look at all kinds of statistical information, from the global birthrate to disease fatalities from diarrhea, and from the number of species lost to the number of bicycles produced.
You can look at the statistics starting from the beginning of the year, the month, the week, the day, or “now”, which resets all but the world population number to zero. The “now” function really brings to life how quickly the numbers change.
The clock is mesmerizing. I’ve had the site up all morning, and each time I tab over to it I am enthralled again.