Sunday, April 1, 2007

The REAL Daylight Saving Time bug

A few weeks ago when Daylight Saving Time moved to earlier, there was a lot of hype over whether it would cause computer and social problems. Nothing really happened and a lot of folks claimed it was a non-event.

Today, though, it turns out it's not a non-event. Today WOULD have been the correct DST changeover day. And last night in our rooms at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, the clocks automatically sprang forward and, oddly, guests are not able to change the time on those clocks. Automated wake-up calls also came early, too.

Did you have any similar experiences? If I weren't here in meetings and planning to spend the rest of the day with Miles enjoying SF, I'd pitch a story to someone today on this. I bet we'll be hearing a lot more about it.