Monday, October 31, 2005

Time Zones

We switched from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time Sunday night. Switch your clocks back an hour if you haven’t done so yet.

Talking about this the morning after, a couple amusing comments were made. One was a grape that it’s weird that Congress can just pass a law and declare what time it is.

Another was that it was really weird driving through Australia, because there were places that had 15 minute and half-hour time-zone changes. Which was clearly absurd.

No one particularly noted the irony of this contrast. You either need a unitary body with the power to decide these things for everyone at a whim, or you’re going to get local differences that hardly make sense.


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