It's about time!
Here are some brief blips following up on class -- these fill in some gaps in our discussion or add a new twist to them. Did you know that the standard time zones were conceptualized by a Canadian railway engineer in the 1870s, decided by a group of countries in 1884 in Washington, D.C. and set the world time system based on the Prime Meridian, Greenwich England!
Standard Time -- a quick ditty on when this came about. (the US went from 56 to 4 zones!)
Daylight Savings Time: A story from the NY Times from 1967 on the implementation of a national policy.
Indiana -- Hoosier Time -- this link is to a page which reflects on how odd Indiana is in terms of its time zones and time policies. [This is not quite as "fun" as the original link I had which was put up by a school -- that's gone so I replaced it with this one -- thanks!!]