Re: [LEAPSECS] Consensus rather than compromise

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_haven.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 19:36:46 +0200

In message <>, Rob Seaman writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> It is not unrelated to why some of us think that changing the
>> definition of UTC is infinitely more possible than changing the
>> rest of the worlds educational level with regards to timekeeping.
>Not unrelated, simply completely irrelevant. Your argument,
>apparently shared by the folks pushing the ITU proposal, is not
>without merit. Folks don't understand civil time issues now and we
>have little hope they ever will, so why not take the purely pragmatic
>action of redefining UTC? The failure of your argument is not that
>public policy in an imperfect world sometimes requires compromise.
>The failure is that the compromise being offered doesn't address the
>problem at hand.

I thought you were busy with your analysis document ?

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Received on Mon Aug 29 2005 - 10:37:43 PDT

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