If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time.
Fernando Correia de Oliveira (Lisbon, 1954) is a journalist and researcher on Time, Clock and Watch making and Mentality Evolution. Law, Lisbon University. Journalist since 1974. Twenty years with the Portuguese News Agency. First Portuguese correspondent in Beijing (1988-90). Ten years with PÚBLICO, the Portuguese daily reference newspaper (1993-2002). Specialized in International Politics and Asia (China, Japan, Korea). Freelance journalist and publisher since 2002, with a clear leading position on the Portuguese Watch & Jewellery specialized titles. Member of several international organizations on Time studies, expert on Time and Time Measurement history for the Portuguese Government. Contributor for specialized titles in Spain, Brazil, Mexico and South Korea.