Daylight Slaving Time

[Editor’s note: For purposes of contextual coherence, it may be useful to know that this post originally appeared on the hand-coded homepage of synthetik.org. -KM]

Stumbling through the internet today, I found some interesting information on Daylight Saving Time at this website. Below is a quote from the site which I can truly identify with. This almost sounds like something I would write if I had nothing better to do but complain:

“I don’t really care how time is reckoned so long as there is some agreement about it, but I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind. I even object to the implication that I am wasting something valuable if I stay in bed after the sun has risen. As an admirer of moonlight I resent the bossy insistence of those who want to reduce my time for enjoying it. At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves.”

— Robertson Davies
The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947, XIX, Sunday

It just goes to show you, since I’m writing this news entry at 3:30am. On the website linked above, I also realize that I’ve been going through life incorrectly saying “Daylight Savings Time.” as opposed to the proper “Daylight Saving Time.” Oh the shame…804ed6f095e1237118dd8af54f5d27c4