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Re: Daylight-Saving Switch May Cause Tech Woes

DevilsPGD (
Mon, 15 Aug 2005 02:18:39 -0600

In message <> Monty Solomon
<> wrote:

> By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press Writer

> NEW YORK (AP) -- When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual
> in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start
> recording shows an hour late.

> Cell phone companies could give you an extra hour of free weekend
> calls, and people who depend on online calendars may find themselves
> late for appointments.

> An energy bill President Bush is to sign Monday would start daylight
> time three weeks earlier and end it a week later as an energy-saving
> measure.

> And that has technologists worried about software and gadgets that now
> compensate for daylight time based on a schedule unchanged since 1987.

Sounds like a blast for consultants to fix software/systems which
can't handle the date change. Yippie!

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