À la tonalité, le temps sera...
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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
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Paris established time over the phone, available on demand. With a microphone
transmitting the sound of ticking, a member of the Observatory staff
counted the minutes and seconds verbally on the same line. This system
was extremely popular but time consuming. In 1933, Paris Observatory
introduced an automatic speaking clock. Britain's current system was
introduced in 1936.