Re: 24-hour clock

Subject: Re: 24-hour clock
From: "Paul Strasser" <paul -dot- strasser -at- windsor-tech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 11:14:54 -0700

The Greenwich Mean Time website
"To avoid confusion timetables, when scheduling around midnight, prefer to
use either 23:59 or 00:01 to avoid confusion as to which day is being
referred to."

That's the one clear thing about this thread. If someone is insistent that
there is a 24:00, this bit of information must be made clear to those who
rely upon this person's technical documents. Our company had a project
involving monitoring of data on an hourly average. There was a lot of
back-and-forth over the hours of a day, especially the first and last --
when do they start/stop, what to call them. So this stuff actually matters.

Personally, geyser researchers in Yellowstone have always used a 24-hour
clock. Midnight is 00:00. there is no 24:00 -- at least, not in the
logbooks at Old Faithful. And the designation of 00:00 as midnight is
discussed in the logbook, so the standard is documented.

24:00 seems counter-intuitive to me, for the reasons expressed by Stephen

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