The 10,000-Year-Old Clock that Inspired Neal Stephenson's Anathem

The Long Now, a futurist think tank, is the organization behind the millennium clock — a time-counting device that is designed to last 10,000 years. A device like it shows up in Neal Stephenson's forthcoming novel Anathem, and today the Long Now explains how the scifi author was involved in the conceptualization of… » 7/21/08 11:40am 7/21/08 11:40am