[tz] Why *permanent* daylight time? (was Re: Tennessee time (was Web sites using recent versions of the tz database))

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Tue Apr 15 22:32:58 UTC 2014

>>>>> "Arthur" == Arthur David Olson <arthurdavidolson at gmail.com> writes:

>> Tennessee has proposed permanent daylight time:

I just don't get this.  Do these people then realize that solar noon
will never be close to actual noon?

The timezone is arbitrary... might as well make it meaningful.  If you
want people to get more evening hours after work, LEAVE WORK EARLIER.

Has anyone put forth a *sane* reason to move to a solar noon that
doesn't correspond roughly with wall-clock noon?

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