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By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   3 months ago

Abolish DST: Why Daylight Saving Time Must Go!


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We should abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) once and for all. It's time to stop changing the clocks twice a year. DST causes problems for both people and computers.

DST was first introduced in Germany and Austria in 1908 to conserve energy during the war. In the United States, the Uniform Time Act of 1966 established DST, and it's important to note that it's "saving" not "savings," despite the common mispronunciation.

Contrary to popular belief, DST was not created for farmers; in fact, the agricultural industry opposed it. Arizona and Hawaii have exempted themselves from DST, maintaining standard time year-round. Meanwhile, 29 states, including my home state of Florida, have passed laws to make DST permanent, but federal approval is required since it involves interstate commerce.

The time changes are more than an inconvenience. Scientific studies have shown that DST disrupts sleep patterns, mood, and various health aspects. It can exacerbate mental illnesses and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and immune-related disorders. These negative effects extend to technology, creating issues with time synchronization, scheduled tasks, and record-keeping.

For example, does your time clock software account for the DST change? If not, it could cause problems. I've personally addressed software issues caused by DST. I recommend using Universal Time (UTC) to track time in Excel spreadsheets and databases, as I covered in recent tutorials.

Daylight Saving Time is outdated and cumbersome. I still dread the biannual ritual of changing multiple clocks. To enact change, I'm writing to my congressman, and I encourage you to do the same. Visit house.gov to find and contact your representative. I've also prepared a letter template, which you can use as a starting point.

In addition to fighting DST, I advocate for ISO standardized date formats, the metric system, and a revised calendar system. These changes may seem ambitious, but they begin with raising awareness and taking action. So join me in spreading the word and pushing for the abolition of DST. 

Alright, that's it for my annual rant on DST. Share this message, write your congressman, and let's make a change. Thanks for listening. Take care. Live long and prosper!

Okay, bye.

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