[TUHS] Happy birthday, Internet!

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Sun Apr 9 10:09:13 AEST 2017


On Saturday,  8 April 2017 at 15:13:42 +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Apr 2017, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>
>>> Actual data transmissions were first made on October 29 later that
>>> year. If my two-minute research checks out.
>>
>> Yes, this was my date, too, though I call it 30 October (UTC).
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet#ARPANET
>
> This is a problem that I regularly face, when keeping a global calendar.
>
> I'm in Australia (Sydney time), which is pretty much at the leading edge
> of the dateline, but most of America is close to the trailing edge, and
> therefore events can happen "yesterday".
>
> So, which reference should I use?  My time, US time (for US events), or
> UTC?

Clearly UTC, as the name implies.

Greg
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