Re: [LEAPSECS] the tail wags the dog

From: Steve Allen <sla_at_UCOLICK.ORG>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:51:39 -0800

On Mon 2006-01-23T14:02:01 +0000, Clive D.W. Feather hath writ:
> Steve Allen said:
> > The official time of the US for commerce and legal purposes is UTC(NIST).
> > The official time of the US DOD is UTC(USNO).

> The official time of the UK is GMT.

Please distinguish between official and legal.

The legal time of the US is (in many more words) GMT.
The officials who are charged by congress with the task of providing
time provide UTC.

The situation is exactly the same in the UK.

I reiterate that the tail wags the dog.

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