"32 time zones"
tog at cloud9.Eng.Sun.COM
Tue Jun 8 18:01:04 UTC 1993
Well, so much for my books are better than computers theory. Still and
all, I can think of no atlas that would manage to tell one person there
were 24 zones and another person there were 40 zones. We have a long
way to go not only in information storage, but in responsive
> From amos at cs.huji.ac.il Tue Jun 8 07:02:26 1993
> To: ado at bossie.nci.nih.gov (Arthur David Olson)
> Subject: Re: "32 time zones"
> Cc: tog at Eng, tz at bossie.nci.nih.gov
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> Well, you didn't grep hard enough; I just did:
> grep '[.H][0-9]' /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/usno1989
> And got 11 part-hour zones, 3 of which apply DST which can be also counted as
> separate timezones; plus Russia's East Siberia zone which is 13 hours ahead of
> GMT and 14 with DST. In total, we have 24+12+4 or 40 time zones, 36 of which
> are in use somewhere at any given time.
> Amos Shapir Net: amos at cs.huji.ac.il
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