Springing forward

first_imgTODAY will likely be a challenge to many people who find their computers, PDAs and clocks stuck in the past. One hour in the past. It’s no Y2K-like horror – at least one hopes – but it will surely cause some headaches and minor glitches as we struggle to adjust our technology to an earlier-than-normal spring time change. In 2005, Congress decided to extend daylight to save energy costs. The change will come three weeks earlier and last one week later in the fall. The net gain is hours and hours, but technology is all programmed for a different time change. The move is expected to reduce energy costs as well as give Americans more daylight at the tail of the day – when we need it the most. The days of up-with-the-dawn jobs are, for most of us, over. Yes, this sure is to come with some bumps, but the benefit is sunshine in the evening. Even if our computers aren’t quite ready for the early change to longer days and extra sunlight, we surely are. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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