If the minute were the minute always and everywhere, then there would be no special concepts related to its duration. What, for example, does “facebook minute” mean?
You can go to the social network for one minute to read the messages. But some of them need to be answered, and new photos are carried away, and funny stories are read avidly, and this is really the evening in the courtyard, and we still have that very minute, which we found in the social network.
However, the phenomenon is not new. If the hostess ran out to the neighbor for a minute, she asked every half hour to stir the borsch. Continue reading