Another cool experiment in typography: the Word Clock, by Simon Heys. It’s a screen saver for the Mac or PC, which displays the time, beautifully, in text. It allows fine-grain control over typographic attributes like leading and kerning, and has two modes: linear is displayed in the screenshot at right; check the web site to see what rotary looks like (the video is worth more words than I’m willing to type).
There’s also an iPhone app, which I hope gets released eventually through iTunes. From the looks of it, the current app requires you to jailbreak your phone.
Like so many of the cool design items on Errata, Steve sent this one.
very cool app. im glad i learned of it
there is perhaps nothing more adorable in this world than that little “precisely” right between 59 and 1 seconds.