[LEAPSECS] Consensus: Day vs Year (civil timekeeping)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Feb 9 05:12:13 EST 2011

In message <20110209100627.5367080003B at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net>, Hal Mu
rray writes:

>Should the day be the basic unit for civil timekeeping? Why not year?

This question is in the "not even wrong" category.

First: It's not for anybody but the relevant governments to decide.

Second: The SI second is the basic unit for civil timekeeping except
in societies so primitive they dont have digital wristwatches or cell

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