Re: [LEAPSECS] Precise time over time

From: Steve Allen <sla_at_UCOLICK.ORG>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:06:13 -0700

On Thu 2005-08-11T14:40:10 +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:
> Because the food industry is required to provide trackability for
> food and the requirement is UTC time.

Not over here it isn't. I'm pretty sure the time stamps on the milk
cartons are local time, and I don't think I care much whether the
clock on the dairy was accurate to a minute.

It seems to me that this one would be pretty simple to fix.
If every factory started using TAI (or, horrors, GPS time)
and a few lobbyists went to the government to have TAI declared
as a legal time scale (just as the metric system was declared legal
here well over a century ago, and it, in truth, the actual standard
by which things operate) then there could hardly be as much objection
as the dairies are having right now to the new Daylight Saving Time

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