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(Message started by: dr_john on Today at 17:15)

Title: Buckminster Fuller wears three
Post by dr_john on Today at 17:15
I was listening to  'Great Lives' on R4 yesterday afternoon (Tues 27th, repeated Fri 30th 11pm) in which  John Lloyd was nominating  Buckminster Fuller for Great Life status. I was therefore humming TWFAD to myself when Matthew Parris, with appropriately perfect timing, casually announced that BF used to wear three wristwatches.
Coincidence?
(Probably.)

Title: Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
Post by Rob Spence on Today at 22:14
I had exactly the same thought. BF didn't wear one around his knee, however...

Title: Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 30.04.10 at 20:18
From Wikipedia

Fuller was a frequent flier, often crossing time zones. He famously wore three watches; one for the current zone, one for the zone he had departed, and one for the zone he was going to.[23][24] Fuller also noted that a single sheet of newsprint, inserted over a shirt and under a suit jacket, provided completely effective heat insulation during long flights.

here is the link to the full entry - no mention of our heroes' song though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller  

Title: Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
Post by Kevin Cryan on 01.05.10 at 11:53

on 04/30/10 at 20:18:46, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
From Wikipedia

Fuller was a frequent flier, often crossing time zones. He famously wore three watches; one for the current zone, one for the zone he had departed, and one for the zone he was going to.[23][24] Fuller also noted that a single sheet of newsprint, inserted over a shirt and under a suit jacket, provided completely effective heat insulation during long flights.

here is the link to the full entry - no mention of our heroes' song though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller

Buckminster Fuller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller)

From section 4

Quirks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller#Quirks)

Quote:
...... he was going to.[23] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller#cite_note-22)[24] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller#cite_note-23)....


Those of us who want Wikipedia to be taken more seriously than it is at present like to draw attention to citations and footnotes.

Kevin Cryan


Title: Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
Post by andyw on 01.05.10 at 16:03
Sorted!  - see new reference and footnote 25 in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller] if it survives.

Title: Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
Post by Rob Spence on 02.05.10 at 09:45
The PA/CJ reference survives. I'm just wondering when the Buddy Rich rebuttal team will swing into action, to squash the vile canard that he was an ostentatious three-watch guy.



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