Letters to editor

Make daylight saving time easier

By From page A8 | March 23, 2014

Daylight saving time is a good idea.

Changing all the watches in U.S. (first forward one hour, then backward one hour) once every year are formidable tasks that involve our governments, thousands of companies and millions upon millions of individuals. The U.S. could save in the billions of dollars each year of we computerized this procedure.

Today, millions of people in U.S. must spend time to manually change all the clocks in their individual homes, in factories, offices, buildings, etc. Our government could have satellites that on a timely date broadcast the resetting of clocks one hour forward or backward.

Companies can manufacture cheap clocks that can receive messages from our satellites, and execute the requested change to watches within the geographical area that is being addressed. Manufactures can also produce wristwatches, room clocks, computer clocks, etc. that can receive the “time signals” broadcasted from satellites.

That is how easy the world should be.

Ernst Bak


Letter to the Editor


Discussion | 5 comments

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  • Mr. PracticalMarch 23, 2014 - 6:53 am

    Ernst would gave a brilliant idea here if he weren't 15 years late.

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  • Salty DogMarch 23, 2014 - 8:16 am

    We should just do away with day light savings time it is a waste of time.

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  • MattMarch 23, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    But we should not do away with grammar and punctuation!

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  • CD BrooksMarch 24, 2014 - 5:45 am

    Matt, those of us that have been here for years agreed on a deal long ago. We don't challenge typos, misspelling or punctuation. There are clearly some very poor examples from time to time, but we manage to get the point. Thanks.

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  • MDSMarch 23, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Hey Ernst, you realize we already have this don't you? You can go to Walmart and but an atomic clock that syncs with the atomic clock in Denver via a radio receiver. I'm not sure that it saved "billions" but it's been done.

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