Yesterday’s Thoughts

May 27, 2005

Clockwise Depends on Point of View

This is a pet peeve of mine.

Clockwise depends on your point of view.

If you tell me that you rode your bike clockwise around Lake Tahoe, starting from South Lake Tahoe, I don’t know whether you went along the east shore from North to South or vice-versa. It depends on your point of view. Are you looking down on the lake from above, or up from below.

Everyone assumes a point of view looking down. Why? I don’t know.

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