Saturday, March 08, 2008

Spring Forward

A Moment In Time
Originally uploaded by rainbow11
Who benefits from Daylight Saving Time?
Quad-City Times | Get groggy when the clock changes? So do cows
"When you move it back, those cows are holding that milk for an extra hour, so you can run into some health problems," he said.

... Michael Downing, who detailed the history of daylight-saving time in a 2005 book [Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time], says the U.S. government has misled Americans on the economic benefits of the time switch. The biggest beneficiaries of the spring clock change aren’t consumers but retailers. People shop more when there’s more light at night.

Tonight's the night...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What we need is a federally-mandated three-day period for 'circadian adjustment,' every time we change from standard time to DST or from DST to standard time. Everybody gets three days off to adjust to the change, kinda like you need a couple of steps to regain your balance when you step onto or off a moving sidewalk.

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