The Time Of Your Life - But Not Necessarily Mine
Measurement • Time • Physics • Horology • Time Scales • Timekeeping • Time Zones • Standard Time • Daylight Saving Time • 12-hour Clock • Noon • Clock
A delightful, informative story about Daylight Savings (coming this weekend) - its origins, the controversy surrounding it, the mini-havoc it first caused. Howard Mansfield at The New York Times provides some great nuggets, like these: - Clocks spread rapidly in early America. They were expensive imports, but popular among the Puritans, who despised idleness. Massachusetts passed a law in 1663 making the wasting of time a crime: 'No person, householder or other shall spend his time idly or un...
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