[LEAPSECS] Schedule for success
dot at dotat.at
Tue Dec 23 08:40:00 EST 2008
On Mon, 22 Dec 2008, Rob Seaman wrote:
> When the calendar drifts far enough away for some future potentate to decree
> that something must be done, what will be done is the insertion (or omission)
> of an integral number of days in an intercalary event. The mechanism is
> clear, the policy is lacking. The ITU proposal is lacking not just guidance
> on policy for the equivalent clock issue, but fails to even speculate on
> options for a mechanism.
The point of the calendrical comparison is that people prefer a fixed
arithmetic calendar that's stable over long periods, and they don't like
unpredictable observational calendars even if they are always accurate.
f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/
FISHER GERMAN BIGHT: WEST 3 OR 4, VEERING NORTHWEST 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8
LATER IN FISHER. ROUGH BECOMING MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT LATER IN SOUTH
GERMAN BIGHT. DRIZZLE LATER. GOOD, BECOMING MODERATE OR POOR.
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