Sunday, March 25, 2007

The end of daylight saving?

Today we changed back our timepieces….26 of them….clocks, watches, ovens, VCRs, vehicle clocks, phones and computers. I reckon there must be a lot of confused senior citizens who will be calling on their children or grandchildren to help change the more complex things like bedside alarms and ovens

We haven’t been too unhappy about daylight saving, but I can see that a lot of people are very unhappy about it. There seems to be a groundswell of opinion with an anti daylight-saving movement started. It reminds me of the time Coca Cola decided to change the recipe of its drink. There was almost a national emergency in the U.S. and Coca Cola backed down and decided that folks liked it as it was.

On the subject of Coca Cola, I owned a WW2 Jeep when in Papua New Guinea and we shipped it back to W.A. when we ‘went finish’. The Jeep was made by Ford in 1942 and the rear panel had Ford stamped into the metal in the exact font shared with Coca Cola. Our kids recognised the Ford name as Coca Cola long before they could read. Must have been the dreaded sight-word reading method long abandoned by education authorities.

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