Digital clock changing numbers: photo by Beyond silence, 2007
The clock at the bedside, mutilated like all things today, in these times, had no hands, only bright red numbers, which went on displaying themselves all night, one after another, 3:48, 3:49 and so on, as long as there was electric power. Usually there was. Often he wondered what it would be like to be blind. Life would go on in the dark just the same except for the numbers, they would cease to exist.
Leap second (drawing showing what a digital watch should show during a leap second): image by Twid/Stannered, 2005