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Hired as the first employee of The Foundation in February of 01997. Alexander has been an artist in residence at Silicon Graphics Inc., a project manager for Shamrock Communications, and a founding partner of Inertia Labs. Alexander has attended the Art Center College of Design and graduated with a bachelor of arts honors degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Design in 01995. As the director of Long Now, Alexander has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, The Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Alexander shares several design patents on the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the first prototype of which is in the Science Museum of London.As the director of Long Now, Alexander has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, The Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Alexander shares several design patents on the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the first prototype of which is in the Science Museum of London.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451502966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451502961
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,048,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Judith Haemmerle on April 18, 2012
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This book is exactly what it says it is - mechanical drawings. No gorgeous color pictures like the cover or website, just dry, black and white mechanical drawings. I bought it as a gift for a friend who is a watchmaker (who is building a mechanical tide simulator for fun) and he loved it. He said he lost an entire weekend just going over the drawings and correlating them with plans he has of other important time keepers. So if this is your idea of a good time, this book is awesome. He was very happy with it, but you want to choose your audience carefully. It's not a picture book or light read for the general public - like me. ;)
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this book is only for the technically or mathematically inclined. very good coverage of the design of the clock. check the website for more user friendly details. when you buy the book, you contribute to the making of the clock, so it is worthwhile.
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