[ntp:questions] Re: FYA: International incident over leap seconds?

Chris Steyaert observations at rmob.org
Mon Aug 1 14:40:31 UTC 2005


On Fri, 29 Jul 2005 22:51:14 +0000 (UTC), mogul at mogul.hpl.hp.com (Jeffrey Mogul)
wrote:

>There's a front-page story in today's Wall Street Journal
>about the international controversy over the US proposal
>to do away with leap seconds.  Apparently, the French think
>the US proposal is
>	a "coup de force," or power play, and an "intrusion
>	on the scientific dialogue."
>and it was an election issue in the UK.
>
>I found an online version at
>   http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05210/545823.stm
>
>-Jeff

Or the original at:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB112258962467199210-H9je4Nilal4o52nbYCIbq6Em4,00.html

Lots of discussion currently on the [leapsecs] mailing list,
<LEAPSECS at ROM.USNO.NAVY.MIL>, not Europeans versus Americans, but (US)
astronomers versus IT guys.


   Chris




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