New Daylight Savings To Cause Pointless Technology Worries
from the oh,-look,-nothing-to-worry-about dept
A few weeks ago, when people first started talking about how the proposed new dates for Daylight Savings Time (which really is becoming less needed, rather than more), there was some mumbling about how it might impact the tech world in a sort of mini-Y2K frenzy. So, it isn’t that big of a surprise, now that the change is about to become official, to see what appears to be an alarmist Associated Press piece announcing that “New Daylight Saving Time May Cause Tech Problems.” Worrisome, yes? Well, if you only read the beginning of the article, sure. Because the rest of the article basically points out that this is a complete non-story. Almost all of the potential “problems” aren’t problems at all, and will be easily fixed — or, if not fixed, not cause any real difficulty at all. If anything the title should have said that the new daylight savings is unlikely to cause any problems — but that wouldn’t have received as much attention.