Didn't We Do This Already? IT Folks Worried About New Daylight Savings Time Screwing Up Appointments

from the sounds-familiar dept

Back in 2005, there were some worries going around that after Congress changed the dates for Daylight Savings switches, that computers wouldn't be able to handle it properly, creating a "mini-Y2K" effect (as if there ever were an actual Y2K effect). Of course, it was a total non-story because most computers can handle that sort of thing, and the few that can't can easily be corrected without too much trouble. However, as we get a step closer to this year's Daylight Savings time shift, it appears that the worries are back, with consultants getting the press to talk about the potential for (once again) a "mini-Y2K" while mentioning (of course) that their consulting firms can help. Even IT people are getting into the act, sending out emails warning about potential problems not just with scheduling meetings, but flights and even concerts (say what?). Overall, this problem is a non-starter, but don't be surprised to see more stories warning you, while pointing you at vocal consultants willing to help you solve this "problem."

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    Bumbling old fool, 26 Jan 2007 @ 5:32am

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    Wish they'd just get rid of stupid DST.

    Fucking farmers... making life harder for everyone else.


    Most farmers do not support DST. DST is about saving energy in the residential side by making twilight later. Its a farce, promoted by idiots, and should be abolished. It does save energy, but the amount is so little as to not make any siginificant difference, and far more time money and energy is spent in trying to "adjust" twice a year.

    Also, the negative impact it has on schoolchildren complete negate its benefits, let alone the increase in traffic accidents.

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