Mark Tomlinson

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Saving Even More Daylight -- TIME

Saving Even More Daylight -- TIME: "Even the Department of Energy (DOE) isn't convinced changing the clocks will make a dent in energy consumption. 'The jury on the potential national energy-savings of extending daylight saving time is still out,' Craig Stevens, press secretary for the Department of Energy, wrote to TIME in e-mail. 'Our preliminary report, based on decades-old information, indicates a very small amount of energy savings.' "

and to think that they might even just change teh whole mess back? Ugh. Having been bitten by it more than once, I can assure you that accounting for time-zones is not something that come naturally to a programmer. Whenever and whereever possible they hand this off to the OS or database.