Re: [LEAPSECS] Consensus rather than compromise

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 07:29:22 +0200

In message <E1EAIGc-0004Wk-00_at_grus.atnf.CSIRO.AU>, Mark Calabretta writes:
>On Tue 2005/08/30 19:46:51 +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote
>in a message to: LEAPSECS_at_ROM.USNO.NAVY.MIL
>>keep "the clock" as people see it on their wrist [1] in sufficient
>>sync with the light of day through minor acts of timezone adjustments.
>If such a system were to be adopted, then in future, in order to
>determine a historical time, the full record of timezone changes would
>be needed.

How is this different than today ?

How is it different from having to keep a total history of leapseconds ?

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