Rhythms of Life, Author: Leon Kreitzman.
Technics and Civilization, Author: Lewis Mumford.
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, Author: David Landes.
Night as a Frontier, Author: Murray Melbin.
In the transition from the biblical task-orientation of event time to contemporary clock time, workers were turned into disciplined industrial laborers through an Industrial Revolution that used the clock to organize factory work. Instead of being paid for the task, workers began to be paid for their time. The clock became a measure not only of time but also of money, which put a premium on accuracy.
Lack of time has become a common complaint. For many of us, there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things we want.
There are two easy ways to solve the problem, and one harder way.
First, we could stop watching television. This would free up three to four hours a day for most of us.
Second, we could stop buying so many goods, and more especially services. This would save some time. We would not need shops opening round the clock.
Third, if we purchased less, we would not need to earn as much and so could work fewer hours. We could do all these things, but there is about the same chance of that happening as there is of pigs flying. more> https://goo.gl/l3IKm5