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    Re: What time is it anyhow?
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2017 Oct 26, 08:36 -0400
     The article hits the nail right on the head about coordination.  

    For a few years, I had a weekly meeting with a client in Melbourne, Australia.  I'm in the eastern time zone of the US.  Since we didn't switch to or from daylight savings time at the same time they switched to or from daylight savings time it lent itself to insane confusion.  

    Consider, we would both be on standard time. Then one of us would switch to daylight savings time, while the other wouldn't.  Later, we would both be on daylight savings time. Each of these time changes engendered a discussion over "when the next meeting would be".  Don't forget to add or subtract the large number of time zones by the way!

    And then 6 months later, we would go through the same idiocy, only in reverse.  

    It didn't save any of us a penny.  In fact, it wasted ~10 man-hours a year, when you consider the team size and the average length of the discussion(s).

    I did find the article's comparison of the longitudinal distance of Alaska and the continental US to be very amusing!  After all, the south pole has the greatest longitudinal distance of all and they manage with just one time zone!!!

      


       
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