phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Sep 2 02:36:42 EDT 2010
In message <4C7EE805.11354.3A7F29F0 at dan.tobias.name>, "Daniel R. Tobias" writes
>If the time zone boundaries were drawn with any sort of logic with
>respect to keeping the times close to the natural solar time in each
>location, then France and Spain would join the UK and Portugal in
>WET, rather than the UK shifting the other way.
One of the major objectives of EU is to make trade easier and that is
why they want as few timezones as possible, ideally only one.
That is the logic applied, earths orbit has very little, if anything,
to do with it.
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