“Out of the night that covers me/Black as the pit from pole to pole,/I thank whatever gods may be/For my unconquerable soul.” Much like those beginning words of William Ernest Henley’s immortal “Invictus” that have inspired generations of those seeking to return to old states of freedom from pain and suffering and/or move forward to new ones, so too the timeless words of “I Shall Rise” — the exquisitely cool poem of exquisitely cool Maya Angelou (may she rest in peace), which begins with:
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high,…
I rise I rise I rise.
So we hope that you forgive us our above “cat’s meow” visual pun. Because we cannot stop thinking that — by enabling the actual Music of the Spheres” of Ms. Angelou’s eternal sun and moon risings and settings to uniquely be at hand in an eye-grabbing mobile phone, tablet and smartwatch app for anybody who wants to, at will, live in the “astro-logical” moment — our true time sun/moon/self app also is a kind of “cat’s meow”.
That said, if our “to thine self be true”/”in your face”, “techno-bohemian” (a very cool term, which has recently begun to be used by John Malkovich, who “lifts it with the author’s per-mission and I will endevour to use it well”, addition of sun AND moon time to corporate standard time seems “Malkovich cool” to you, perhaps you will pass along this recent Tweet of ours to those you care about — and especially if they, like you, are anti-establishment or other wise cool…
Per SciAm & TA, is a smartwatch w. an anti-estab self-help app/SMART watch-face cool? TrueTyme.org
The above question in the form of a Tweet is the result of us both recently reading a Scientific American article describing why wearing a smartwatch is still considered not cool by most people, and also reading The Atlantic’s recently published explanation of why the term “cool” can be seen as legitimate, anti-establishment behavior (mindfully intended to set oneself apart, while also leading the way).
What came to mind for us was this question: is using our unique kind of true time app on a smartwatch (in addition to running it a lot more conventionally on one’s smartphone, tablet — and now even HDTV) the pits of nerdiness? Or is it, time-wise — and maybe even health-wise, the height of being cool?
Any thoughtful answer that you might want to pass along to us will depend on if you see such a so-called “TTristWatch” as more like a pocket protector, or more like high fashion body armor? And that depends on if you can entertain the thought-provoking notion of our app possibly operating in an intriguingly anti-establishment way in the “chronobiology” space.
So before you come up with an answer (at least for yourself), and as you may not yet know about two of the most disregarded life-saving vs. life-threatening discoveries of the new science of circadian rhythms, why not quickly learn about these two very self-protective aspects of chronobiology, both of which have nothing to do with our app, per se. And everything to do with perhaps maximizing your chances of dodging two bullets: first, chronotherapy and then also ICU psychosis. Knowing about one and/or the other (and firmly doing something about it, if and when push comes to shove) might one day save your life and/or the lives of loved ones.
FWIW… The Samsung Gear Smartwatch joins the Sony SmartWatch as candidates for true time. In both cases, by turning them into very eye-catching “TTristWatches”. E.g.,
So, fashionistically-speaking, it’s your call… Side-load TrueTyme to your Samsung Gear, or add TrueTyme to your SmartWatch by connecting it to your Android smartphone, either way by getting TrueTyme from Google Play here…