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Tuesday 11 March 2008

Time is Stealthy

Picture source: here

One will always hear people of a certain age remark "I just don't know where the time goes - the days seem to fly by."

The reason for this effect is of course that each successive day is a diminished part of a total experience. The tiny proportional change day by day, means that time catches us out by stealth.

Today whilst browsing the news, I had a sharp reminder of this axiom. The US Airforce has announced that the famous Lockheed F117A "Nighthawk" "stealth fighter" is to be withdrawn from active service. This was shock enough - worse was to follow with the words "...after 27 years."

F22 "Raptor"
Image source: here

Whilst undeniably sinister in appearance, I consider the aircraft to be stunningly beautiful; its replacement the F22 "Raptor" whilst no doubt very effective, just doesn't "cut the mustard" for me.

Picture source: Skunkworks

Until the next time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a nice idea! Time is indeed "stealthy" - I have noticed this myself, although I might even say "sneaky"!

Keep up the good work.