More On Points in Time

Subject: More On Points in Time
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 10:59:24 -0400

An interesting reasoning behind the redundancy of "a point in time":
Don't know if that is true or not, but it gives the phrase some scientific

A "time point" as defined for music:

And from we can learn that point can
mean a moment, place, or mark. Which is what leads to the explanation of
why I found the "A point is not a unit of measure in time" observation so
grating in the first place. The point may mot be a unit of measure, but it
DOES indicate where the measurement should be taken. So, a point in time
is as acceptable in reference to time as cutting at a point is in
carpentry. It's just the points are measured differently. One in seconds
the other in fractions of an inch or meter.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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