[tz] Proposal for new rules

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Thu Aug 29 22:43:42 UTC 2013

Steve Allen wrote:
> On Thu 2013-08-29T21:44:34 +0100, Lester Caine hath writ:
>> >think for now simply aiming to reflect the creation of time zones
>> >back in 1884 should be a starting point?
> The 1884 International Meridian Conference rejected the notion of
> creating time zones.  They considered the existing schemes and other
> proposals and then limited themselves to choosing the Prime Meridian
> and the Universal Day measured from there.  They explicitly left any
> other local or standard times to local jurisdictions.

But it's still the right date to start from ;)
It nailed down UTC for the first time ... and I think that a day will actually 
be 24 hours?
Once again as you say - politics determined the rest!

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