From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 28 2002 - 13:03:56 EDT
<Peter_Constable at sil dot org> wrote:
> BTW, my mail client (Lotus Notes, for better or worse) reports what
> time in *my* time zone an author wrote the given message. Such
> reporting of time in international communications is problematic;
> time zones need to be stated explicitly. We discovered this quite a
> while ago after scheduling a tele-conference; the half of the dept.
> in the UK assumed the time they saw was Dallas time (or maybe they
> suggested the time and we were reading it), but Notes had silently
> done a time zone conversion.
I used to have this problem with CompuServe, whose server is/was located
in Ohio, three hours ahead of me. My messages were regularly
time-stamped with Eastern Time, leading some to believe that I was
posting in the wee hours of the night. I've been known to stay up late
with the Unicode list, but not 3:30 in the morning.
I believe Adelphia marks my messages with the correct local time (about
10:03 for this one).
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sat Sep 28 2002 - 13:37:15 EDT