Monday, March 10, 2008

Clockwork chaos | The Journal Gazette

Published: March 10, 2008 6:00 a.m.
Clockwork chaos
Springing ahead trips up more than a few
By Abby Slutsky
The Journal Gazette

Benjamin Franklin is believed to have been the first person to come up with the idea of daylight saving time.
So really it's his fault that Megan Urschel was 48 minutes late to work Sunday morning.
Well maybe not all his fault.

Sunday morning was that special time of year that confuses most Hoosiers. It was time to move clocks one hour ahead. Apparently a lot of Hoosiers are going to burn in hell now because they missed or were late for Sunday service. How do you miss setting your clocks ahead or back? In todays modern world computers, cell phones, and cable boxes automatically change the time when needed.

In 2005, Gov. Mitch Daniels proposed statewide compliance with daylight saving time, and Indiana began observing daylight saving time in 2006, bringing the phrases, “spring forward” and “fall back” to parts of the state not already observing time changes.

I find it funny that it took a Republican governor kicking and screaming into the 20th. century.

1 Comment:

  1. Vic DeMize said...
    Well, call me an 18th century geezer if you like (I'll whack you with my cane if you do) but I think the notion of attempting to regulate something as ephemeral as time to be an exercise in futility. Anyone who thinks DST actually affects anything is nuttier than a squirrel turd.

    Incidentally, of the three time-keeping devices in my house that have an auto-DST function, only one of them changed time on their own last Sunday.

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