Oct 292006

When I was old enough to understand Daylight Saving Time and its impact, I remember wondering whether everyone who was supposed to move their clocks actually would. I’m sure that even now some number of people blow it.

The whole thing seems goofy to me anymore, rather like a young child hiding his eyes and thinking it makes others unable to see him. Whether all of the energy savings/leisure arguments ever made sense is debatable, but they are surely superseded in today’s 24/7 world. Essentially we can now do whatever we want whenever we want to do it. The clock merely coordinates for us, much more than it absolutely determines. Why do we continue to unnecessarily empower it with this silly ritual?

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