Sunday, March 13, 2016

A quantum of umbrage: Seriously - are their VCRs still blinking 12:00 . . . 12:00 . . . 12:00 . . . in 2016?

For those too young to get it, that's a "grandparents are clueless, so ask a grandchild" technology joke that made the rounds from the late 1980's and early 1990s.

And that's why I find the traditional annual kvetching about Daylight Saving Time to be so peculiar.

All this pissing and moaning is happening on social media, meaning the odds are that their phones, their tablets, their desktop PCs, their cable or satellite boxes, their hybrid cars, their GPS devices, their game consoles, and their FitBits all updated automatically last night without any effort on their owners' part. And they've done so for years.

I'm a geezer, and even I only had two clocks to reset. And one of them was on my bicycle computer.

Come on people, there must be better things to whine about than this.

1 comment:

John said...

I hate DST with the force of a thousand suns. It serves absolutely no purpose at all. Traffic accidents spike after DST and disorientation ensues. DST was proposed as satire and the geniuses at the time took it seriously. DST almost made me want to move to Arizona!