Charles Babington of the Washington Post tells us,
When few people were paying attention in August 2005, Congress lengthened daylight saving time by four weeks in the name of energy efficiency.And, it seems that Daylight Savings Time will stick around 'till the first Saturday in November.
The change takes effect this year -- on March 11 -- and it has angered airlines, delighted candy makers and sent thousands of technicians scrambling to make sure countless automated systems switch their clocks at the right moment. Unless changed by one method or another, many systems will remain programmed to read the calendar and start daylight saving time on its old date in April, not its new one in March.
Wouldn't it just be easier to move the clocks permanently to Daylight Savings Time?