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World Policy Journal (1 June 2018) 35 (2): 41–46.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... 23, 1998—an announcement that coincided with the 80th anniversary of Lenin’s call for the Russian Revolution—the Swiss watchmaking company Swatch proposed a radical solution to the inconvenience of time. It branded this effort “Swatch Internet Time.” Swatch Internet Time would, like its radical...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2018) 35 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 June 2018
...) architectural projects of mop-topped former London mayor Boris Johnson, while from Zurich, Adam Jasper examines Swatch’s short-lived effort to eliminate time zones. In Egypt, Mona Abo-Issa joins the bandwagons of energetic fans following around the country’s retired war heroes, and Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks...
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World Policy Journal (1 December 2014) 31 (4): 120–129.
Published: 01 December 2014
... more than “knockoffs.” On the second leg of our trip, in Hong Kong, at dinner one night we were interrupted by a furtive Chinese salesman with a large book of fabric swatches that he thrust eagerly into my father-in-law’s face. He glanced casually at them, then waved off the salesman. “Why?” I asked...