Now, I know that nobody wants to make sense. We sure didn’t want to convert to metric measures, when that clearly would have been an easy, smart thing to do (that really would have been good for business on the global market).
And I’ve been watching the way you vote…
So I’m guessing that you’ll hate the idea I’d proposed years ago for UTC, or coordinated Universal Time.
And I’m not really “proposing” it now as a candidate for a state executive office. It really isn’t the job of the Governor to mess with our clocks. It’s correctly the job of our U.S. Congress to set the standard of weights and measures.
Here’s the way it’d work:
We’d have to take one day, or maybe a minute, depending upon your resistance to change, to get used to the fact that what it says on the clock does not affect the sun, the earth, or, really, you. A clock is just a gauge.
Now say that all clocks, all over the world, are set to the same time on a 24-hour scale that runs from 0100 to 2459. There would never again be any confusion about “what time is it there,” or “how many hours difference between us?” And, certainly, there would be NO STINKIN’ DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME!
What it says on the clock is simply the time.
All over the world.
If somebody says you have a teleconference at 1800, then you have a teleconference at 1800. No racking your brain about, “what does that mean?” It’s just 1800. No AM, no PM. No EST/PST/DST.
It’s 1800 in Bangor, in Boston, in Indiana.
Yes, it’d be past “midnight” in Italy, while it’d be mid-day in Anchorage. So? You would know these things already because, if you agreed to UTC, you’re smart.
But you know what? Smart people are already doing this all over the world. This secret society of smart people (engineers, scientists, businesspeople) really know what time it is.