[LEAPSECS] Letters Blogatory

Zefram zefram at fysh.org
Thu Mar 12 13:11:56 EDT 2015

Brooks Harris wrote:
>"In other words, let them simply stop adjusting for for leap seconds.
>Let the atomic clocks become progressively more wrong."
>Whoa! Hold the phone! What do you mean? Adjust TAI's frequency to
>match Earth?!?

No, he's clearly proposing to leave TAI exactly as it is, and just to
use it in place of UTC for applications other than civil time.  In his
view, "wrong" = "disagreeing with solar time".  It's clear enough from
the sentences that you quoted, but it also refers back to the preceding
paragraph, in which he set up the view that the divergence between atomic
time and solar time means that one of them is getting "progressively
more wrong", and showed that he's not satisfied with viewing solar time
as the one that's wrong.


More information about the LEAPSECS mailing list