Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Tue Jan 17 02:39:59 EST 2012

Ah, if name changes are allowed, then here's a solution:

Rename "UTC" to "UTD"
-- That's D for slightly drifting, the kind of timescale
that astronomers need, the one with leap seconds so
that it very closely follows UT1 but counts at an SI rate.

Take TAI minus 34 seconds and call it "UTC"
-- That's C for civil, the kind of deterministic continuous
timescale that almost all 21st century technology and
persons using such technology would prefer.

Leave TAI as is:
-- TAI remains a paper clock, the basis for UTC, UTD, and all UTC(k).


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