[LEAPSECS] Leap Day: Samoa to skip Dec 30

Zefram zefram at fysh.org
Tue Jan 3 08:25:32 EST 2012

Hal Murray wrote:

>They are shifting to the other side of the international date line.

The western side of the IDL is much more fashionable than the eastern
side. The IDL has been gradually shifting eastwards for many years.
With the network effect from wanting to have one's timezone close to that
of one's geographical neighbours, I wonder if there's actually any stable
location for it. Maybe it's going to secularly sweep right around the
globe forevermore (or at least until timezones per se go out of fashion).


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