Go! Gogogogo! That’s the starting gun that just went off. And as the track athletes rush and hustle their way to the first bend, the clock will be ticking. That clock, it will be an electronic one, needs to be keeping perfect time. Because, who knows, a new world record could be in the offing. While it has been rare in track and field history, world records have been broken at college meets. And as they say, the rest really is history, because these fine athletes then go on to represent their country at the Olympics.
It is quite possibly the most prestigious event on any track and field athlete’s calendar. While the Olympic Games are only held once every four years, these fine athletes spend an entire lifetime preparing for that big day. Speaking of making preparations for important events, electronic time clocks cannot afford to be misused or abused in the operating theater. Because of course, it is here that surgeons and their assisting or support staff are dealing with life and death situations. Every intricate procedure of the surgery needs to be timed to perfection.
The synchronicity cannot even be a second out. You will see this demand for exactness in most industries today. The manufacturing processes are, on most occasions, well-oiled machines. And making sure that these processes remain on track, those electronic time clocks are tick-tocking watching every movement the robot arm makes. The electronic timekeeping devices are good monitoring devices. If timing is out, whether by seconds or minutes, the handlers of the manufacturing or processing operation will know that something is, as they say, up.
And you’ll be standing on the platform, knowing that your train is due to arrive any moment now. The electronic clock on the wall says so.