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Sometimes they have a party but not as 
good as the one at the equator.  I remember 
the first time I had to update a file on 
a machine in Oz and it kept refusing to do 
it because it said it had a newer version 
than mine.  Then the Ozzie admin reminded 
me that he was in my future... it took a 
moment, but I am an American and we really 
do believe our myths dominate all others. :-)

We inform our myths and then our myths remind 
us of what we informed them.   One can't fault 
the watch or the computer for being consistently 
consistent.  The fault is in the mythmaker 
and the marketing of the myth.

Party on, WWW.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com]

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:

> If time is a myth (what really happens 
> at the international dateline?), 

Why, nothing.  It is only people who cross it who must adjust their
watches and calendars.  The Date Line itself has no actual existence even
in the rarefied sense in which standards "exist"; it is the product of
individual national decisions about time zones, and the only difference
between the Date Line and any other time zone boundary is that the
time difference is 24 hours rather than just one (or 1.5 or two).

Which leads inexorably to the question:  which are the northernmost,
easternmost, southernmost, and westernmost U.S. states?  If you know
the answers, you know why it inexorably leads; otherwise not.


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