[LEAPSECS] An example

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Thu Nov 4 23:56:22 EDT 2010

On 4 Nov 2010 at 11:59, Rob Seaman wrote:

> Note that civil timestamps and rates will be wrong the entire

> time, not just at the end of time.

So should they adjust all of them retroactively, editing all of
history to make the times of events (e.g., the times the planes hit
the buildings on Sept. 11, 2001) accurate in accordance with the new
standard they determine around the year 4000 ought to have been
adopted millennia earlier?

This brings to my mind the announcement in the January 1, 2000 issue
of the New York Times that they had muffed up the issue number count
on the front page starting some time in the 1800s, so that the issue
numbers for the entire 20th century were incorrect; they responded by
fixing the number starting on 1/1/2000. Should they have reprinted
the past century-plus of papers to reflect the correct numbering?

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