Re: [LEAPSECS] more media coverage

From: Rob Seaman <seaman_at_NOAO.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:17:06 -0700 (MST)

John Cowan opines:

> I continue to not believe that keeping LCT at a good approximation
> to LMT is all that important to most people who are not astronomers,
> navigators, or other specialists.

Fine. Shouldn't this belief be verified before implementing a major
change to the standard?

Either the verification is straightforward, in which case it is easy,
quick and inexpensive and definitely should not be avoided due to the
piece of mind it will supply. Or the verification will be difficult,
laborious, complicated, subtle or obscure - in which case it will be
hard, slow and expensive - and definitely should not be avoided due to
the potential for worldwide Y2K-like disasters.

Go ahead, cut the Gordian knot.

Rob Seaman
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Received on Wed Jul 23 2003 - 11:17:36 PDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Sat Sep 04 2010 - 09:44:54 PDT