Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yeah ... Right ...

So, it seems that the Saudi government has decided it wants its own time standard clock set around the city of Mecca.

While I'm sure the clock tower will be striking and very beautiful, I just don't need another "zero meridian" time base in my world. It's bad enough dealing with GMT and the plethora of oddball rules around DST and timezones to begin with, adding a Mecca Mean time is simply going to make life incredibly complex - especially for software developers.

3 comments:

evilscientist said...

Wanna bet that Mecca Mean Time will coincidentally be the same as GMT+3....

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you don't mean 'Evil' instead of 'Mean'?

MgS said...

@Anonymous: Not everybody ascribes a moral value to specific religious faiths as a whole.