What time is it?

Graham Klyne gk@ninebynine.org
Tue, 12 Aug 2003 07:45:52 +0100

[Ffrom ACM RISKS forum;  I'm offline right now, so haven't checked out the=
original article, but thought it might be of interest given the discussion=
of date/time libraries.  #g]

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 12:47:15 -0700
From: "Conrad Heiney" <conrad@fringehead.org>
Subject: What Time Is It?

*The Guardian* has a fascinating story on the ITU's Study group concerned
with time.  According to the article, divergent time systems are an
increasing problem. Conflicts between Earth time, the time provided by
atomic clocks, GPS time, and other standards raise interesting questions
about the safety of aircraft and other complex systems that may be running
on different timescales.

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