History & info – Daylight Saving Time idea from Benjamin Franklin

History & info – Daylight Saving Time idea from Benjamin Franklin

WTF were they thinking?!

Ok… personally, I’m against daylight savings. If people REALLY wanted an extra hour of sunglight in the evenings they would move to the other side of the planet. They would follow the summer around the globe, turning into a nomad. It’s been done before… It’s not a new thing to humans.

Here in Perth we have been trialing daylight savings. It’s been horrible. So far, I don’t think I have met anyone who actually likes it. Microsoft have yet to sort out their patches for Exchange server, so you never quite know if the meeting in your calendar is for the right time. Not being able to trust it means you can’t count on it. They (politicians) didn’t even ASK us (the people) if we even WANTED daylight savings. I seem to recall a few years ago that we were asked and the outcome of the vote was NO. So they wait a few years and then implement it regardless. Why do we need it? So businesses can deal with Sydney easier? Who cares!! We’ve dealt with it until now, why mess with it? WTF??

I’ve noticed Microsoft are also having problems with daylight savings patches in other parts of the world. It can’t be easy having a moving goal post.

Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so. It is something we have created in order to introduce structure to our day, but if there is no consistency what is the point of structure? It’s just chaos! The sun does not care what time it is. The earth spins and the sun becomes visible. Why don’t we just get out of bed when the sun comes up and go to bed when the sun goes down? There would be no need for lighting so think of the environmental impact.

I’m done now. Moving on.

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