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Time changes and watches

Last January, I wrote about the sales of wrist watches declining among young people as the reliance becomes even greater on cell phones and other electronic devices. This is a trend I've noticed for a while and always wondered how it might turn out. Turns out, watches are losing ground to cell phones (AP).

Market researchers say more people are carrying electronic devices that also tell time, whether a phone, an iPod or a BlackBerry. They're also finding that young people, in particular, are more interested in spending their money on other kinds of accessories, such as shoes and hand bags.

Anther interesting time-related fact: most of the United States has observed Daylight Saving Time from 2:00 am on the first Sunday of April until 2:00 am on the last Sunday of October, since 1966. But on August 8, 2005, President Bush signed a sweeping energy bill that changed the timing of DST in the US by 4 weeks, in an effort to save energy. Beginning this spring, DST will begin 3 weeks earlier, on the second Sunday in March, and end 1 week later, on the first Sunday in November. This will affect Microsoft Outlook Calendar because it was not programmed to adjust for this new DST schedule and will simply record times as you have entered them. [via RW]

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 10:10 PM |


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