[ntp:questions] Re: no more leap seconds?
davids at webmaster.com
Wed Aug 10 23:12:06 UTC 2005
There is fundamental disconnect between two very different views about
time. One is that time is how long has elapsed from a reference point. The
other is that time is when the sun rises.
Astronomers such as Steve Allen seem to feel that "[t]ime has basically
always really meant what you measure when you put a stick in the ground and
look at its shadow." They defend leap seconds.
Engineers tend to feel that time is what a clock measures. I can't find
a good quote to encapsulate this view. ;)
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