[LEAPSECS] Schedule for success

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Dec 30 19:57:27 EST 2008

In message: <495A7453.29508.11EE2652 at dan.tobias.name>
"Daniel R. Tobias" <dan at tobias.name> writes:

: On 31 Dec 2008 at 0:12, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:


: > Page XVII, the glossary has an entry

: >

: > GMT Greenwich Mean Time

: >

: > But it has no entry for UTC, UT1 any other UT (or leap seconds).


: So the solution is to cause the civil-time standard to have no

: resemblance to actual GMT, so that when the ignorant masses continue

: to mistakenly call it GMT they'll be even more wrong than they now

: are?

I think you may have missed a subtle aspect of phk's point.

If rocket-scientists can't get the relatively simple nomenclature of
this topic right, what hope is there for the average engineer?


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