Daylight Saving Time 2007 Article by Marc Saltzman
This year’s time change happens March 11 at 2:00 a.m.
In case you’ve been living under a VCR with a flashing 12:00 for the past few months, no doubt you’ve heard the news: Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts three weeks earlier this year for most Canadians and Americans, in an effort to help conserve energy. Therefore, we spring forward early in the morning on Sunday, March 11, instead of the first Sunday in April. DST is sticking around later, too – until November 4 – at which time we switch back to Standard Time.
But this change may create some problems for your computer and favourite gadgets because software that runs your devices has not been programmed to change to DST on March 11.
Some experts are predicting a ‘mini Y2K,’ referring to the much-hyped scare, when the world’s clocks turned over to the year 2000. Nothing catastrophic happened, so nothing major likely will happen on Sunday or shortly thereafter, but it’s still unknown how widespread problems may be. More…