Re: [LEAPSECS] Consensus rather than compromise

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_haven.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 08:01:52 +0200

In message <>, Steve Allen writes:

>I ponder whether the current effort to redefine UTC might create a
>fragmentation of practice which would violate "offsets from a common
>reference time" and make the situation much uglier. It is not clear
>whether the pressures of economics and trade can override tradition
>and national pride.

Not to mention the religious wars and the following crusades to "bring
proper solar time to the infidels" etc etc.

Yes, interesting times ahead indeed.

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