|DST is a Deranged Switch of Time
||[Mar. 9th, 2008|10:24 pm]
One of the things I always loved while growing up in Arizona was the gradual movement of sunset from early to late. It brought a sense of continuously changing seasons, and the clock, it seemed, didn't dictate the schedule of the sun, just measured it.
It's something that still exists, but it gets hidden in a silly movement of the clocks. While I do appreciate the results Daylight Saving Time produces, everyone agrees to give up an hour in the morning so that we may gain an hour in the evening, I find the methodology just crazy, everyone changes their clocks simultaneously at some arbitrary point in the year. This movement screws up so many things: schedules get thrown out of whack, meetings get missed, sleeping schedules upset. Is it really more sensible to change our measurement of time than to change our schedules? Does it really make more sense to alter the environment, or your place in it?