Thanks Philip!!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Hall, Philip" <phall@xxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 5:07 PM
Subject: RE: Daylight Savings Time


Al Barsa wrote, in part:

With all due respect, this was just another thong that was ripped of by
the
Brits from the US. Ben Franklin invented it in 1784, which according to
your link was 123 years after Franklin invented it:-)))))))))

However, same said article states - and concentrate very hard on the final sentence:

" Benjamin Franklin, author of the proverb, "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise", anonymously published a letter suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight.[14] This 1784 satire proposed taxing shutters, rationing candles, and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons at sunrise.[15] Franklin did not propose DST"

Followed immediately by;

"The prominent English builder and outdoorsman William Willett invented DST in 1905 during one..."

Notice the ninth word in the above sentence.


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