[tz] California may vote on permanent daylight time

Russ Allbery eagle at eyrie.org
Wed Jun 27 20:15:15 UTC 2018

Garrett Wollman <wollman at csail.mit.edu> writes:

> "Permanent DST" is unimaginative people who can't fathom that there
> could be another time zone immediately to their east.

Well, for California, I think it's just a matter of making the message
comprehensible to the average person.  "Stay permanently on the time zone
that we're in for half the year anyway" is a lot easier to instantly grasp
for folks who haven't spent lots of time thinking about time zones than
"change California to the Mountain Standard time zone and do not use
daylight saving time," and it means essentially the same thing apart from
some tricky implementation details in computer representations that the
average voter rightfully doesn't care about.

Russ Allbery (eagle at eyrie.org)              <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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