An Actionscript (Flash) programmer who has a blog called ‘PixelBreaker‘ has built a very clever clock that uses a polar plot to show the passing of time. Here’s a capture, with a link to the real thing:
A great example of good information design, if there ever was one. I’m thinking that it might be easy to read, once you get used to it. And pretty, too. Will make a nice screen saver.