[tz] Massachusetts time zone report

John Hawkinson jhawk at MIT.EDU
Sat Nov 4 19:25:04 UTC 2017

As a Massachusetts resident, I feel a little guilty for not paying closer attention to this process. (Curiously I was in the Mass. State House during their most recent meeting this week...)

Having read the report, I'm a little surprised there isn't a nydiscussion of the ramifications of increasing the time-zone-width of the [lower 48] United States from 3 hours to 4 hours.

It seems to me that would have a significant effect on business -- not an overwhelming one, but a measurable one. Right now people in Boston working with people in California know that at worst they have to deal with meetings 3 hours later in the evening than they might otherwise, or wait until 3 hours after the business day starts to coordinate with business-day operations on the west coast. (Of course, globalism counters this to some extent: people who have to deal with meetings in Europe and Asia too won't see that much of a change).

--jhawk at mit.edu
  John Hawkinson

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