UK news: Nigel Beard's Lighter Evenings Bill fails

Markus Kuhn Markus.Kuhn at
Mon Oct 18 14:40:42 UTC 2004

Dave Stewart wrote on 2004-10-18 13:10 UTC:
> I suppose that if we don't experience GREENWICH Mean Time as the Local time
> at SOME time in the year, it would be laughable bearing in mind it's a UK town!

As some forces within the ITU seem still very keen on abolishing the
leap second (current proposals seem to suggest from 2010 on), the
meridian associated with the international reference time

  - currently known as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC),
  - formerly known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and
  - possibly soon (2010?) known as International Time (TI, Temps International),

would be slowly accellerating eastwards. "International Time" would be
firmly on first French territory within less than a millenium (followed
by Germany, Poland, and eventually Russia for a very long time). Within
just a few millenia, each UN member would have had its fair share of
International Time being equal to local time ...

Good bye, Greenwich.




Markus Kuhn, Computer Lab, Univ of Cambridge, GB | __oo_O..O_oo__

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