Daylight Averaging Time



Hey guys!

I know you're all planning to stay up until 2am this Sunday to set your clock ahead an hour… but, how bout this idea? Let's just set it forward HALF an hour, and then in the fall we just won't do anything. Ever again. We'll never adjust the clocks. It'll be great!

No one will ever have to remember "spring forward, fall back" anymore! Everyone will just live their lives knowing that their clock isn't supposed to spontaneously jump an entire sixty minutes. Ever.

I call this brilliant idea "Daylight Averaging Time".

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4 Comments »

  1. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    averaging. that's pretty good.

    So if we decided to scrap the whole daylight savings system. Which would be the correct time? I'm having a hard time explaining this thought concisely. Are we currently living in the man-altered time? Or are we falsely tweaking the time on Sunday?

    March 12, 2010 @ 4:20 pm


  2. sparx (887 comments) said,

    DST *starts* in spring and is "undone" in the Fall. So, if there was no Daylight Saving Time, we would proceed this Sunday morning with our current time.

    Does that make sense? Now = right; Sunday = bad tweaking, man-altered time.

    March 12, 2010 @ 4:26 pm


  3. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    yea. got it. That actually would be nice. If we did away with the whole thing, then the last time we do it would be when we "fall back" in the Fall. I much more like the falling back than springing forward. In fact we should just really screw things up and just do the Fall daylight savings every Fall and not do the Spring part. Sure it would screw up the time of day and in matter of 10 years or so, we'd all be doing our daily business when it is dark out. But that might be fun. I'm gonna blog about this so I become the #1 Google result for "Daylight Savings without the springing forward part".

    March 19, 2010 @ 8:42 am


  4. sparx (887 comments) said,

    Also, it's "Daylight Saving Time" not "Savings".

    March 19, 2010 @ 8:51 am


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