[tz] Utah may drop DST

Zoidsoft zoidsoft at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 07:49:56 UTC 2014

This might seem like a stupid question, but now that most of the world is
connected by computers, smart phones, etc... why don't we develop an app
that collects time settings and standards along with GPS for every device
world wide as to what is showing on the clock?  Such an app could then
automatically generate zone rules along with location data for each of
those rules.  It would be a complex exercise in set theory getting the
program to recognize "groups" of similar data but I think it could be done.

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 2:31 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, pursuant to a bill
> passed last year by the state legislature, polled citizens and held public
> meetings about daylight saving time.  They got more than 27,000 responses,
> including 13,000 written comments totaling 574,000 words.  The results:
> 67% preferred Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7) all year (like Arizona)
> 18% preferred daylight time (UTC-6) all year, essentially Central Standard
> Time
> 15% liked the current spring-forward/fall-back system
> The main argument of the majority was convenience.  The tourism and
> recreation industries prefer daylight saving, though, and will lobby
> against switching to MST all year if (as seems likely) an MST bill is
> introduced in the legislature.
> My source:
> Davidson L. Something new under the sun: Utah may dump daylight saving
> time. Salt Lake Tribune 2014-10-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/
> politics/58526154-90/daylight-saving-malley-utah.html.csp
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