Re: [LEAPSECS] what time is it, legally?

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:16:35 +0000

In message <>, "Daniel R. Tobias" writes:

>One quibble with that article is that it gives the Global Positioning
>System as an example of how humanity has been obsessed with knowing
>what time it is. Actually, GPS arises from our obsession with
>knowing what *place* we're at; its need for precise time is a mere
>technical detail of its implementation.

Absolutely not true. The original military requirements for GPS
demanded timetransfer better then 10 microseconds for safe comms

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