Indiana's time zone melee continues....
jhawk at MIT.EDU
Wed Aug 16 17:50:13 UTC 2006
Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote on Wed, 16 Aug 2006
at 10:19:09 -0700 in <877j1838fm.fsf at penguin.cs.ucla.edu>:
> its time stamp says "PUBLISHED: 08-15-06 5:00 AM EST". But
> Lafayette is in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, which is observing
> Eastern Daylight Time now, not "EST".
> If the newspaper can't even get its own time stamps right, no
> wonder mortals working for lesser institutions like the schools
If a major national newspaper like the New York Times can't
get it right, the chances aren't good for smaller papers,
especially those in a confusing place like Indiana.
I noticed recently that the NYT's automated email messages (about
headlines, etc.) transit a machine that claims to be -0400 but has a
clock in Eastern time (which is -0500 right now). For instance:
Received: from omitted by content119b.lga2.nytimes.com (LSMTP for
Windows NT v1.1b) with SMTP id
<97.0065010F at content119b.lga2.nytimes.com>;
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 3:22:06 -0400
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 03:20:43 -0500
I made some attempt to find the right person to mention this
to recently, but my experience is finding the right person
is 2/3 of the battle.
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