Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Demise: Mecca Mean Time

I read the other day that the Muslim world has proposed a change to the international system of time zones, including the establishment of Mecca Mean Time (MMT).  I believe the quote was "why should the time of day be based on a small unimportant town in England, when the world's center is Mecca?".   Hmmm... Well, I guess Mecca is just as good as Greenwich.  Now where would that put the International Dateline?  By my (admittedly) rough reckoning it would run right through British Columbia.  Tuesday in Kimberley, Wednesday in Vancouver.  Yeah, that ought to work just great.