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Geneva just went into their Daylight Savings Time, so when I checked my PDA this morning it said 7am and it said that DST was on and even that my current "home" city is Geneva. Knowing my PDA, a palm pilot phone, I now knew it was either 7am or 8am or maybe something else and nothing I could do with it would tell me the truth. Even in the states where it has access to network time, it usually takes an extra day to figure it out.

A nice simple clock reliably tells me the time. I can then factor in DST or whatever without confusion. An enormously sophisticated system plugged into the net and kept up to date by experienced administrators who are up to date with changes in law can give me the current local time - usually, but not always - but I won't know the "real" time. Consumer devices frequently leave me in confusion these days. Fortunately, my computer uses Universal Time (Greenwich meridian, no DST) so now I know what time it IS and the local time as well - it was 8am DST.

Good morning!

_Greg

Date: 2006-03-26 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scixual.livejournal.com
I vote we all start using universal time, in the 24-hour format.

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