Time for a pulp countdown now, and today it's my top 10 digital watches of distinction!

After all, why wear a Rolex nowadays?

At #10: the 1973 Seiko 06LC. This was Seiko's first LCD wristwatch: a field-effect liquid crystal display showed six digits of time continuously - you didn't need to press a button to see it either!
At #9: the 1976 Bulova Computron. The side mounted LED display meant you could sneak a peek at how long your meeting was taking without anyone else noticing. Very chic.
At #8: the 1989 Nelsonic Nintendo. This is The Legend Of Zelda version and it's perfect for letting others know you are a master of corporate strategy!
At #7: the 1975 Uranus Calculator watch. This natty number has its keypad on the bezel, which does increase its size. "How big is Uranus?" is a frequent question you'll get if you wear this.
At #6: the 1984 Weiko UC-2000. This is the first really wearable computer and comes with a massive keypad so you can type in all that data you need. I'm assuming you need 8kb right?
At #5: the 1982 Seiko T001 TV watch - a TV on your wrist! James Bond had one of course, but so could you - though you needed a walkman-sized portable receiver to plug it into.
At #4: the 1975 Sinclair Black Watch. It's a Sinclair, so it might work, although you have to build it yourself. It is very sinister so always wear it on your left wrist.
At #3: the 1976 Sicura Solar LC. Five years worth of time from the side mounted solar panel guaranteed. And it looked like a paser on your wrist. Very cool.
At #2: the 1982 Citizen Ana-Digi Temp. How many different things can you fit on a watch? Loads!
And at #1: the 1972 Pulsar Time Computer! The digital watch that stared it all: it cost more than a Rolex and ate batteries. James Bond had one. Gerald Ford had one. You should have one.
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so" as Ford Prefect so rightly said. So whatever you wear make sure it has a touch of class.

Remember: a man with a watch knows the time. A man with two watches keeps banging on about them!
(Yes, yes, I know it LOOKS like a Transformers wristwatch, but for various international copyright reasons it isn't! 😉)

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1. One of the best changes in recent years is the GOP abandoning libertarianism. Here's GOP Rep. Greg Steube: “I do think there is an appetite amongst Republicans, if the Dems wanted to try to break up Big Tech, I think there is support for that."

2. And @RepKenBuck, who offered a thoughtful Third Way report on antitrust law in 2020, weighed in quite reasonably on Biden antitrust frameworks.

3. I believe this change is sincere because it's so pervasive and beginning to result in real policy changes. Example: The North Dakota GOP is taking on Apple's app store.

4. And yet there's a problem. The GOP establishment is still pro-big tech. Trump, despite some of his instincts, appointed pro-monopoly antitrust enforcers. Antitrust chief Makan Delrahim helped big tech, and the antitrust case happened bc he was recused.

5. At the other sleepy antitrust agency, the Federal Trade Commission, Trump appointed commissioners
@FTCPhillips and @CSWilsonFTC are both pro-monopoly. Both voted *against* the antitrust case on FB. That case was 3-2, with a GOP Chair and 2 Dems teaming up against 2 Rs.

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