Friday, March 09, 2007

Clocking all over the world

This weekend, America is starting summer time three weeks early. The idea is to save on fuel bills by making it lighter in the evening. (I think that's right. Let me see, Spring forward, Fall Back. I'm sure that puts the extra daylight at the end of the day.)
There are no worries about the change affecting computers. Not like the panic over Y2K. I don't think we're likely to see planes falling out of the sky.
It'll be interesting to see what happens in the Blogosphere. It is truly international. Even my small blogroll covers Australia to California (via Scotland - natch!) For three weeks then, American bloggers will be one hour closer in time. Then our summer time kicks in, and we're back to the status quo (cf blog title).
Now summer time is a much bigger issue in Scotland than it is in the US. We're further away from the equator, so in winter the sun rises appreciatively later than it does in London, whereas the difference between Texas and Dakota is probably not so noticeable. This means that once again, somebody is proposing to make it summertime all year round. This would mean that it would still be dark in Aberdeen at ten o' clock in the morning in December! Bad idea!
By the way, I wonder what Alaskans think of this?


Beach Bum said...

Quite frankly the time change over was a pain in the ass. Several on my co-workers and I Friday were confused about the early switch over and whether it was even this weekend. Tomorrow a good bit of time will be spent changing over the time on equipment that could not switch over on this earlier date.

Interrobang said...

Dunno what the Alaskans think about it, but this Canadian is kind of annoyed. Someone decided that since the US was changing, we should change too.

Deacon Barry said...

I didn't realise Canada was affected. So what do people in Labrador think? They're about the same latitude as us.