"These are the principles that Danny Hillis used in the initial stages of
designing a 10,000 Year Clock. We have found these are generally good principles
for designing anything to last a long time.
With occasional maintenance, the clock should reasonably
be expected to display the correct time for the next 10,000 years.
The clock should be maintainable with bronze-age
It should be possible to determine operational
principles of the clock by close inspection.
It should be possible to improve the clock with
It should be possible to build working models of the
clock from table-top to monumental size using the same design."
"Given our love for the longevity of Moleskines, I thought this guy
a 10,000 year clock was quite