A slogan would be "split it and forget it" i.e. change the clocks
30 minutes and never change them again.
This time change thing started in WW1 and has an incredible amount of
history, some countries changing to and from it several times!
I found very little on changing other than an hour, here are two.
"In 2008, the Turkish Ministry of Energy proposed that Turkey should
abolish summer time while at the same time switching to GMT +2.5,
originally from 2009 onwards, but when this appeared infeasible,
to start in 2011. The plan has not been heard of since".
I don't know why it "appeared infeasible" Probably something to do with
the 30 minutes. I haven't really thought through the ramifications of
the split it solution.
Energy savings from advancing the Indian Standard Time by half an hour"
this link will download a pdf to your computer.
This article was written in 2007 so I don't know if things have changed
since then. Daylight savings time is one problem, another is time zones.
In India they should have two time zones yet they only have one for the
entire country. This proposal was to use a different UTC start
point than the one that actually exist, a 30 minute difference, a
unique way of getting the split it solution.
In China they have room for 5 time zones but only have one. Is there no
"lets see your on the East coast so your clock is two hours ahead of mine"
calculations to do? I don't know how they do this, do they have an imaginary
time zone in their head? Totally new to me.
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