March 10, 2007

Daylight Saving starts tomorrow

I'm jazzed about the new, early arrival of daylight saving.

(Although my TiVo is gonna be broke for a couple weeks! But that's a different post.)

Here's a detailed article on DST and clocks and time in general:

The idea of taking an hour off one end of the day and adding it to the other — daylight-saving time — was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin while he was serving as an American delegate in Paris. In an essay titled "An Economical Project," he discussed the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting and noted that if the Parisians shifted time correctly they could save enormous amounts of tallow and wax used for candles.

Franklin was 78 at the time, and wrote the essay somewhat in jest. But some of his friends, who had invented a new kind of oil lamp, were quite taken with the idea.

[ Thanks Jeb Burnside ]

Posted by jackhodgson at March 10, 2007 11:06 AM