[LEAPSECS] Cheating means more planning, not less
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Dec 28 09:57:41 EST 2008
In message <0B4062CC-0E7E-407F-A856-37F9C74DC081 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:
>>> The ITU has a responsibility to consider options with a long term
>Poul-Henning Kamp writes:
>> ITU has no such responsibility:
>1) An organization with a limited scope (telecommunications) should
>not control a standard with a much broader scope (timekeeping).
People should not kill, machines should not fail, intelligent
discourse should not use should in passive form.
50 years ago, I might have agreed with you (NB: cheap claim, I'm not
But in the networked global village of this age, I do not: timekeeping
is very much a telecoms issue.
In fact, that is why we even debate leap seconds now: They are a
bump in the digital road.
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