Time

As Daylight Savings Time bids a fond farewell (good riddance to such a ridiculous concept) for another year, some articles on time appear. From the Minnesota Daily:
University employs 300 GPS clocks. This is cool, it may actually synchronize the university if enough clocks are actually reading the same value. I have long had the idea that a time stamp should be sent down the electrical signal (small enough to not effect current, large enough to be read), but this is not to be. GPS seems a next best (if somewhat pricey) solution.

Second, there is an effort to restart the stopped clocks on Britain (via Boing-Boing):Stopped Clocks - Re-started. This includes promotional concerts.

It is nice to have public clocks, we might even think of consistent standardized time as a public good (my consumption does not affect yours, it is not really excludable), which has positive externalities, the minimization of wasted time, improved coordination.

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