Sunday, April 03, 2005

You Can't Save Daylight

About the insanity that is "Daylight Saving Time": CBS News | You Can't Save Daylight | April 2, 2005 23:30:01

I want my hour back.

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  • I think DST is a crazy idea but I am from Europe where we have our own DST changing on different dates in different countries.

    I believe France is moving to towards abolishing this stupidity but with typical French efficiency are going to sit around and talk about it for a few years first.

    personally I think time zones are just as crazy as DST and we should abolish those as well - run the whole world on GMT. All this would mean is that, for example, in New York which is normally GMT-5 one would get up in the morning at 12:00 instead of 07:00 and go to bed at 04:30 instead of 22:30. It would seems strange at first but once everyone got used to it then there would be none of this "I wonder what time it is in Lisbon?" - just look at your watch and you would know!

    Hmmmm... Of then the problem is you would need to know at what time people get up in Lisbon, etc... Ok, forget the GMT thing but at least let's use the 24 hour clock. Most of Europe has managed to learn how to read timetables, TV guides and doctor's appointments written as "14:30" instead of "2:30 PM". We have 24 hours (nominally) in every day. Why don't we count them properly? What is all this AM or PM nonesense about and where did that come from?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thursday, April 07, 2005 10:20:00 AM  

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