"Permanent" DST

William Astle lost at l-w.ca
Tue Mar 15 21:19:27 UTC 2022


On 2022-03-15 14:37, Eric Tykwinski wrote:
> What I don’t understand, is why change time, just change working hours.
> I’m all for giving up the time change, but the standard should probably 
> still be UTC offset.
> If you work 9-5, change it to 10-6.  Every company can post working 
> hours on their website.
> Obviously for most of us, it’s a moot point.

That requires a behaviour change from "the people" who are not known for 
changing behaviour in any sort of useful manner. The time change yields 
the behaviour change without "the people" realizing that's what 
happened, so they go on about their day blithely complaining about the 
time change but none the wiser about what really happened.

> P.S.  Anyone working at NIST or a similar org probably needs a raise for 
> dealing with all the exceptions.

Insert the Tom Scott rant about time zones from Computerphile.


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