In the new year edition of the Clearleft newsletter, Jeremy Keith linked to the design principals Danny Hillis thought about while considering a clock that would work for 10,000 years.
Here’s part of that page, satisfyingly displayed as a
Avoid sliding friction (gears)
Expect bad weather
Expect non-malicious human interaction
Dont tempt thieves
Maintainability and transparency:
Use familiar materials
Make it easy
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