baur at chello.at
Sat Feb 29 14:38:42 GMT 2020
Am 29.02.2020 um 14:52 schrieb Howard Brazee:
> 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).
we do have several competing calenders on this world - gregorian,
islamic, jewish .. i am sure there are a few more in some nooks and crannies
i am not sure if sideral should also count as a separate calender -
probalby yes (even if its used only by a small minority)
plus a second competing calender and clock in the solar system - Mars
(i would love to have one of the wrist watches calibrated in mars time)
> 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?)
or the calender / clock of their originally sponsoring planet
lois station was built by beta colony - so they use beta colony calender
& clock - whereas the station at mcmaster's point was built by eta ceta
- so they use cetaganda imperial calender and clock ..
> A multi-planet empire may have a third standard.
yep - probably the standard of the capitial planet (look at the old
CCCP, where VERY much was run on mosow time)
> 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.
it was never mentioned much, iirc
> I suppose clocks could show two times, similar to the way my car has
> a speedometer with both kph & mph.
they will need those ..
> Or three, one to your home planet, one for the planet you’re on, and
> one for earth standard.
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