When Digital Devices Are Stupid

I have a big phone on my desk with a big screen. It has a big clock on it. Over the years I’ve had this phone I’ve become quite accustomed to looking at it to see what time it is, even more so than looking at the clock in the system tray of whatever PC I’m looking at. The problem? It has a built-in time adjustment for daylight savings time – which would normally be helpful – but since the US of A decided to change DST, and Canada followed along, my clock has been one hour slow since the old DST date. If I change it manually, it changes back to what it thinks is the correct time. There’s no option to override this, there’s no way to change it. And because it’s landline phone, there’s no firmware update to fix this problem once and for all. That’s a stupid digital device. I’ve heard so many pros and cons about DST I don’t know who to believe any more, but I do know that it’s frustrating to have a clock that’s been giving me the wrong time for a few days now. 😉

  • chrisgohlke

    Had a similar problem with my DVR. Had to manually override the time for this week so it would record at the correct time. Saturday, I’ll have to manually reset it again to have it be correct. I wish they’d just split the difference and then leave it alone all year.

  • I’ve seen an S.I. golf calendar a whole bunch someplace (I can’t remember where) that said that last Sunday was the time change for Canada, and next Sunday is the time change for the U.S.