[tz] Some thoughts about the way forward

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Sep 24 01:07:48 UTC 2021

On 9/23/21 17:44, Mark Davis ☕ wrote:
> You are causing potentially a lot of compatibility issues for people around
> the globe

Not really. We've done this several times before, and the compatibility 
issues were negligible.

> Could you explain *exactly* how people in Africa (for example) are
> disadvantaged by having pre-1970 data for Oslo and Berlin?
> How exactly are their lives made worse?

Do I really have to explain this? If we give COVID-19 shots to people in 
San Francisco but not Los Angeles, purely for reasons unrelated to 
public health, we are being unfair even though Los Angelenos' lives will 
be not be made worse - they will die off at the same rate as before.

(Sorry about the gruesome analogy. I just spent the first day back 
teaching classes at UCLA - in person for the first time since March 
2020, yay! - and COVID-19 measures are on everybody's minds.)

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