Re: [LEAPSECS] Accommodating both camps

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 15:07:48 -0500

Warner Losh scripsit:

> This is the biggest misunderstanding [...] an hour off of solar time.

I now abbreviate this whole argument with the word "Kashi".
(To reiterate: |LMT-LCT| in Kashi, a city in western China (which has
no DST), is about 3 hours.)

> > But again, giving up leap seconds in UTC is not the same as
> > accepting atomic time as civil time.
> Again, I don't quite understand this statement. Can you elaberate a
> bit on the difference?

I don't think anyone in the plan #2 camp wants to change UTC as such:
some people find it useful. What we want, I think (or at least what
I want) is to make TI rather than UTC the foundation of legal local time.

"Well, I'm back."  --Sam        John Cowan <>
Received on Wed Jan 25 2006 - 12:08:16 PST

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