An Annual Rant

An Annual Rant.

I hate Daylight Savings Time. Messes with the mind and body for at least a few days. My suggestion is if we have to have it, I would set the days for June 21st (Beginning of Summer) and the first day of Fall (September 21st).Make it a true Summer Time (like the British do) when the weather is warm and truly sunny, instead of risking us having to get up, grumpily, when the weather is still cold and gray.

Does anyone think that saving light is really a justification anymore? Back when DST was made national (1967), most people went to bed around 10pm anyway: TV (and some AM radio) ended around midnight and started up again at 6am. There were few reasons to stay up much later, and most of those was work or sitting at a quiet bar drinking till it closed.

But now between the Internet, 24 hour media and LED lightbulbs, are the lights ever really off for us to save electricity anyway? Server farms are 24/7/365. The stock market reports from London and Japan and China while we sleep (or try to), and CNN reports from dumpster fires in Helsinki to fill dead air.

Soon there will be a day when we turn off our lights and powered devices for 1 hour worldwide. Fine, but wasn’t that what Daylight Savings Time supposed to do? Save energy?

In any case, a soothing video:

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