On Thursday 01 May 2014, you wrote: > On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 9:58 AM, smf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Unlike year, month and day, weeks and weekdays are a completely > > artificial > > > >> invention that has no connection with astronomy. > > > > The majority of people work normal jobs and they expect to get up and go > > to bed on the same day with the work they do being on the same "day". > > > > They would get confused if they get up at dawn on monday and after > > they've had their mid morning coffee it's now tuesday. This would affect > > different countries in different ways. > > > > Local time does really make things easier. > > Speaking as a person who has worked many different shifts, the clock and > when I get up are completely arbitrary. I can get up just as easily at > 2:30am local as I can at 1pm local, or any time in between. So long as I > have had 8 hours of mostly uninterrupted sleep, before I am awoken, I'm > just fine. > > The only thing that IS hard is when my shifts aren't consistent; rotating > shifts are brutal. most of the time i neither know what time it is, nor what weekday - if i really want to know i can always ask my computer :) -- http://www.hitmen-console.org http://magicdisk.untergrund.net http://www.pokefinder.org http://ftp.pokefinder.org Unix *is* user-friendly; it's just picky about its friends. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-05-02 03:00:03
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