[tz] Some thoughts about the way forward

Mark Davis ☕️ mark at macchiato.com
Fri Sep 24 04:00:40 UTC 2021

So your solution is to give COVID shots to nobody, instead of working to
get COVID shots to more people? This may seem snide, but I'm just trying to
understand the logic.

In any event, that doesn't answer the question.

> How exactly are their lives made worse?

My chief concern is instability and incompatibility. Can you please supply
just one concrete example:

A person in Kenya will be better off by having Oslo merged with Berlin
<fill in the blank>

Also, why is it so very, very important to make this change right now, even
though essentially everyone who has looked at the situation says to wait?
<fill in the blank>


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 6:07 PM Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> 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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