Re: Technical Writing Forum on America Online!

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Forum on America Online!
From: William=E -dot- =Newkirk%Pubs%GenAv -dot- Mlb -at- RODES -dot- CCA -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 1996 19:56:27 EDT

>Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 21:06:25 -0400
>From: Jpittman49 -at- AOL -dot- COM
>Subject: Re: Technical Writing Forum on America Online!
>In a message dated 96-04-19 09:52:49 EDT, KTINY -at- aol -dot- com writes:
>> This area
>>can be accessed on AOL by typing keyword WRITERS. We will be holding the
>>first online session on Friday, May 3 from 10:00 to 11:00 PM.
>So is this EDT, CDT, MDT, PDT, or do you just dial in at 10:00 PM wherever
>you are?

makes a case for always trying to put in a UTC time when sending out some
thing that's going to cross time zones...say: be there at 10 PM (0200 UTC).
(for the US, 7 PM EST=0000 UTC, next day, and 8 PM EDT= 0000 UTC next day.)

you find things of international stature using UTC as the normal way of doing
business - for example in radio communications. one example comes to mind is
the field day announcement from the american radio relay league. field day
starts at 1800 UTC on the 4th saturday in june. (see http://www.arrl.org )

just a thought...

bill newkirk
rockwell avionics/collins
wenewkirk -at- rodes -dot- cca -dot- rockwell -dot- com

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