Many of us have still not gotten used to the changed daylight saving time (three weeks earlier in March and one week later in Nov). And those of us who are at least aware have often rationalized the inconvenience by savings in energy cost (myself included). Yes, we will get used to starting work at odd hours and working at odd hours in the evening. But will we really save energy? There was an article in the journal today that covered this topic at length. According to Megan Barnett, the spokeswoman of US Energy Department "The jury is still out on the potential national energy savings". Well, that kills my excitement about the change in daylight saving implemented earlier this year.
And yes, don't forget to change your clocks. If you thought it was a hassle manually changing time on all non-DST capable electronics products, think again. Now you will need to manually change time on most of your electronics gadgets purchased until last year. Non-DST capable gadgets for obvious reasons. And DST-capable gadgets because they will reset at the wrong time of the year. But all is not lost, Retevo is always here to help you. Just type your electronics product model number and "setting time" in the search box at Retrevo, and the exact section in the pdf manual of your product will show up telling you how to do it. Try these searches: