report from kfor.com says that a study shows that 80% of Oklahoma City students can't read an analog watch. Of course, some are upset by this.
Contrarian that I am, this bothers me not one little bit. Why should this bother anyone?
The analog system of telling time is obsolete. The old school watch face evolved from the sun dial and it was once a logical step in knowing the time of day.
But, in the 21st century, with cell phones, and watches using digital displays, what's the point?
Being able to read an analog clock is about as useless as being able to change horseshoes - something cool to talk about, but of no real value in the real world.