Daylight saving nonsense

People at work are in a panic. over what they keep referring to as the “daylight savings” issue. I don’t know what daylight savings is. The normative form of the name is “daylight saving”. Daylight savings sounds like something you put in a bank account.

Everyone seems to have been caught by surprise by this issue. I predict this will impact the economy in far greater ways than the Y2K issue did seven years ago. And ironically, this past Monday we rolled out software we’d been developing for 2 years that handles conference room reservations. And this issue never came up that entire time until a few weeks ago. Even though the legislation has been on the books since 2005.

I think we should do what they do in Europe. Call it “eastern summer time” instead of “saving”. It would avoid grammatical confusion.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.