What Time is it?

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What Time is it?
What Time is it?

A man named Jake is struggling through a bus station with
two huge and obviously heavy suitcases when a stranger
comes up behind him and asks " Have you got the time ?

Jake sighs, puts down the suitcases and turns around.
After glancing at his wrist he says " it's about a quarter to
s-- "

" Hey, that's a pretty fancy watch ! " exclaims the

Jake brightens a little. " Yeah, it's not bad. Check this out
" - and he shows him a time zone display not just for every
time zone in the world, but for the 86 largest metropoli.

He hits a few buttons and from somewhere on the watch a
voice says " The time is eleven 'til sixteen " in a very West
Texas accent.

A few more buttons and the same voice says something in
Japanese. Jake continues " I've put in regional accents
for each city ".

The display is unbelievably high quality for a mere watch,
and the voice is simply astounding - smooth and perfectly
audible, without the tinny sound you might expect from a
speaker that could fit on a watch.

The stranger is struck dumb with admiration.

" That's not all ", says Jake.

He pushes a few more buttons - it has more than a dozen -
and a tiny but very high-resolution map of New York City
appears on the display.

" If we were outside ", Jake says pologetically, " it could
show you where we were by satellite positioning, but
under this roof all it can do is remember my last position
and a map of the surrounding area. View recede ten ", he
adds to the watch, and the display changes to show
eastern New York state.

" It responds to voice ? ! " gasps the stranger, and Jake
nods enthusiastically:

" But I haven't got it all programmed yet - most of the
functions are still button-activated. "

" I want to buy that watch ! " says the stranger.

" Oh, no, it's not ready for sale yet ; I'm still working out the
bugs ", says the inventor. " But look at this: ", and he proceeds to demonstrate that
the watch is also a very creditable little FM radio receiver
with a digital tuner, a sonar device that can measure
distances up to 125 meters as well as trigger the
stopwatch function for close racing finishes, a pager with
thermal paper printout and, most impressive of all to the
now drooling listener, has capacity for voice recordings of
up to 300 standard-size books, " though I only have 32 of
my favorites in there so far " says Jake.

He starts up " The Moon is a Harsh Mistress " by Robert
Heinlein, and although the stranger has never heard of
either he can still hear those amazing un-tinny voices
coming out of the normal-sized watch on Jake's wrist.

" I've got to have that watch ! ", he says.

" No, you don't understand; it's not ready - "

" I'll give you $1000 for it ! "

" Oh, no, I've already spent more than - "

" I'll give you $5000 for it ! "

" But it's just not - "

" I'll give you $15 000 for it ! " And the stranger pulls out a

" I've just *got* to have that watch ! "

" But ... ". Jake stops to think.

He's only put about $8500 into materials and
development, and with $15 000 he could make another
one and have it ready for merchandising in only another
half a year. " $15,000 ? "

The stranger frantically finishes writing the check and
waves it in front of him. " Here it is, ready to hand to you
right here and now. "

Jake abruptly makes his decision. " Ok ", he says, and
peels off the watch. They make the exchange, the check
for the watch, and the stranger starts happily away.

" Hey, wait a minute ", calls Jake after the stranger, who
turns around warily. Jake indicates the two suitcases he'd been trying to
wrestle through the bus station. " Don't you want the
batteries ? "
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bahasa linggis nya kepanjangan emoticon-Ngakak
wih lucu banget gan ampe" ane kaga ngarti emoticon-Hammer (S)
lumayan puyeng gan ngertiinnya, panjaang banget
wih mantap gan tokeknya emoticon-Ngakakemoticon-Ngakak
mantep bhs inggrisnya ..emoticon-Matabelo emoticon-Ngakak
hadehh ini yg dibaca apa dilihat gambarnya doank cantik bgt
emoticon-Ngakak emoticon-Ngakak kocak gan agak garing sih
butuh google translate ane gan emoticon-Ngakak
kaga paham..
asli dah gan ane gak ngerti nie emoticon-Ngakak
gak ngerti emoticon-Cape d... (S)

btw pic nya gan emoticon-Genit
numpang emoticon-Ngakak gan emoticon-Big Grin
belahan itu loh kbngtan gan emoticon-Ngakakemoticon-Ngakakemoticon-Ngakak
ada2 aja sumpah emoticon-Ngakak
asem emoticon-Ngakak
harusnya ada translate b.Indonesia nya gan. bukan begitu? emoticon-Hammer2
gak tau artinya gan emoticon-Cape d... (S)
intinya gini gan,
si jake pengen naek bus, dia bawa 2 koper trus ada orang nanya jam..

"sekarang jam xx lewat seperempat" kata jake

"tuh jam bagus bener" kata si orang

"iya ini jam bagus bisa nunjukin waktu di mana aja, dari jerman sampe jepang. Kalo misalnya gw pencet ini, trus ini bunyi "sekarang jam xx di Texas", dan tiap suaranya udah gw seting sesuai dialek masing2 tempat" bales jake

"Jam ini juga bisa ngelacak lokasi gw pake satelit, kalo gw dibawah atap dia nyatet lokasi terakhir gw", sambung jake

"Sini gw beli" kata si orang

"ini jam belom siap dijual, gw belom selesai programinnya, tapi coba liat nih. Ini jam juga bisa dipake buat radio, ada juga sonar buat ngukur jarak sejauh 125 meter, bla-bla-bla sama voice recording sampe 300 buku", omong jake.

"Gw mesti punya tuh jam", paksa si orang

"Ah jangan maksa donk", si jake malu2

"Gw bayarin $5000 dah"

"Ampun, gw udah abisin duit ... "

"Yodah $15000 nih" sambil si orang ngeluarin buku cek

"Gw bener2 pengen tuh jam" sambungnya

"Tapi-tapi ..." Si Jake mikir,

dia bikin tuh jam butuh $8500 dari material sama biaya developmennya. Dengan $15000 dia bisa bikin lagi dan bakal bisa siap tahun depan.

"$15000 ?" lanjut jake

"Nih $15000, langsung kasih gw tuh jam"

"Oke deh bang", jake pasrah

Mereka tukeran, jam dengan cek. Si orang dengan senang hati melanjutkan perjalanannya.

"Oi" panggil jake.

"Kenapa?" Si orang bingung

"Loe lupa batrenye" Kata Jake sambil nunjukin 2 buah kopernya...