[tz] Theory - proposal to delete the reference to population

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Fri May 18 22:34:20 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:12 AM, Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> wrote:
> David Patte <dpatte at relativedata.com> writes:
>> I believe a navigator, sailing to an island, would like to know its
>> recomended timezone, without having to prove it has any people currently
>> living on the island first.
> Why?  Of what possible use is the "local time" of an uninhabited island?
> What, *specifically*, would the navigator use that time to do?
> Time zones are fundamentally about coordination with other people;


May 12 Tobias Conradi asked:

"If two ships enter territorial waters of HM would the
Olson-Eggert-IANA time zone database give them advice for how to set
their clocks?"

Tobias Conradi
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