Daylight Savings Change Could Spell Doom For The World (Well, For An Hour, Anyway)
from the come-on dept
As predicted a few weeks ago, stories of doom-and-gloom about the forthcoming Daylight Savings Time changes causing all sorts of computer chaos are starting to pile up. All the stories compare the potential for damage to the Y2K bug, which turned out to be largely overblown, and if anything, it’s hard to imagine anything too earth-destroying coming from some computers’ clocks running an hour slow. Indeed, the real problem here appears that it will be little more than one of annoyance, such as people forgetting about the time change, then turning up somewhere an hour late, realizing the problem, then changing the time on their watch or PDA or PC or whatever. But, somehow, if the scare stories started last month and are stacking up now, we imagine they’ll just get worse and worse in the run-up to the change in March.