[tz] Pyongyang Time transition plan announced

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Mon Apr 30 20:24:04 UTC 2018

On 04/30/2018 12:51 PM, Matt Johnson wrote:
> I guess my blog post 
> (https://codeofmatt.com/2016/04/23/on-the-timing-of-time-zone-changes/) 
> wasn't fruitful in this regard.  Perhaps because there are fewer 
> computer users in North Korea?

Yes, along with a government that is more powerful and/or capricious 
than elsewhere. It's not just North Korea: it's also Palestine (one 
week's notice in March), São Tomé and Príncipe (one week's notice late 
last year), Northern Cyprus (twelve days' notice last October), Sudan 
(two weeks' notice last October), and best of all Tonga where there was 
no notice even after-the-fact for last November's change, due to the 
government being dissolved, and as far as I know the airline industry is 
now unofficially in charge of Tonga's clocks.

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