Monday, August 08, 2005

Daylight-saving change could confuse gadgets (Article)

CNET reports: "On Monday, President Bush signed a sweeping energy bill that will lengthen daylight-saving time by four weeks starting in 2007--raising the possibility of a smaller-scale repeat of Y2K-like problems. "

For newer computers and other electronic devices this issue will hopefully be easy to patch. Older devices generally include the ability to enable or disable Daylight Saving Time (DST). So all you have to do to correct this problem is disable the DST feature, and manually set the time on that device.

It will be interesting to hear some of the stories that come out of this event. I wonder if we will hear about people heading for the hills thinking its going to be Y2K all over again.

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