November 15, 2007 at 12:02 PM by Dr. Drang
I was looking at my calendar and just realized that standard time only covers about four months out of the year, which means it really isn’t standard at all. When I was a kid, standard time and daylight savings time were about evenly split, so calling one of them “standard” didn’t strike anyone as weird (and there were, of course, plenty of cranks who railed against any use of DST). Won’t today’s kids think it’s odd that the most common clock setting is considered special?
The Navy has a very short history of DST here.