was it because of Asimov?

From: Steve Allen <sla_at_UCOLICK.ORG>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 20:25:17 -0700

The Times has a piece on the ITU process.

Somehow the facts got twisted. It will not take hundreds of thousands
of years for day to become night without leap seconds. None of that
sort of thing is news. But more curiously, where did it become
supposed that cesium is a radioactive element and that the decay of a
radioactive element can be used in a precision timing device?

I am supposing that I will wake up to find further news that Asimov's
Mule from Foundation and Empire really is exerting telepathic control
over world leaders.

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