On Jan 9, 2006, at 12:03 AM, John Cowan wrote:

Each locality decides when and how to adjust both its offset from
TAI and its seasonal transition function (if any), just as it does

Not just as today, see intervening messages.

What we abandon is a universal time tightly synchronized to Earth
rotation in favor of a universal time independent of earth rotation
plus 400+ local civil times

Perhaps some neutral party would like to officiate?  Three questions:

       1) Could this ever possibly work?  (Please point out where my
earlier dissection fails.)

       2) For the sake of argument, imagine it could work.  Would it be an

       3) It suffers the same quadratic meltdown.  Why change?

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