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emailclock.jpgan analog clock, enabling users to observe their email accounts' status in a glance, without the need to access a computer. this clock runs at a normal pace when there is no email waiting, but every new kilobyte of email drives it hyperactively forward. a Java application on an application server checks various personal email accounts, sends the number of bytes of all new email messages to a microcontroller attached to the internet, which then controls the clock. [tigoe.net|via we-make-money-not-art.com]