Karen A. Wyle
kawyle at att.net
Sat Feb 29 14:05:53 GMT 2020
Didn't Komarr have a significantly shorter day than Barrayar? I remember this coming up in Captain Vorpatril's Alliance.
Karen A. Wyle
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, 08:53:30 AM EST, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
In our Earth, the annual calendar was pretty universal. Lunar calendars were common. The weekly & monthly calendars came with conquests. The utility of common calendars and clocks mean everybody has a 24 hour calendar and 7-day week. (You want me to take the 7th day off? OK, whatever).
In an interstellar society, I would expect multiple calendars and clocks. Local days and years are still important for planet bound people. In space habitats, Earth time may be the standard (GMT?)
A multi-planet empire may have a third standard.
Lois has spaceships adjusting their clocks to their destination planet. I suppose to the space port time. I don’t remember any inhabited planets having extremely different day lengths.
I suppose clocks could show two times, similar to the way my car has a speedometer with both kph & mph.
Or three, one to your home planet, one for the planet you’re on, and one for earth standard.
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