On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Zefram wrote: > > Same for years too: the Roman calendar was naturally arranged so > that the annual period of growing and harvesting things was entirely > encompassed by the calendar year. Imagine how annoying it would be if the > summer overlapped the legal year end. Oh, wait: southern hemisphere. > Somehow they cope without a season zone offset six months from the > northern hemisphere.
cf. academic and tax years. I note that typical time libraries don't support the 2006/7 notation, so a similar notation for days would be likely to cause problems given their more widespread use. > I have an idea what might precipitate the switch to UT, too. [...] > I think Pacific airlines will be the first to give up on timezones, > and adopt UTC, so that the schedules are less confusing. Good call. I have found that keeping my watch on GMT worked quite well when I was in San Francisco and regularly communicating with people in the UK, but when I moved back to Cambridge a GMT watch during BST was similar yet wrong enough to be too confusing. Tony. -- f.a.n.finch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://dotat.at/ MALIN HEBRIDES: SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5, BACKING SOUTH 7 OR GALE 8, PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER. MODERATE, BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD.