|It was a bright day in April and the clocks were striking one-eighth multiplied by ninety-six over two.|
Those of us with a few retro computers in our collection would, however, spend some time today making sure that all our older devices are at the same time as the newer ones.
|Setting the time on my BBC Master 128|
|Analogue clock for the BBC 128 Microcomputer (I actually use this quite a lot)|
|The disk utilities in DOS running on my IBM PS1|
|Nothing says 'daylight savings' quite like an ASCII clock!|
|RISCOS Raspberry Pi having the time set to match the PC shown above.|
The Acorn Pocket Book II has an option in the 'Time' app to allow you to manually indicate summer time or not. Presumably, so you could set the time for any location on Earth. This may prove to be incredible foresight from Acorn if the United Kingdom chooses to abolish daylight savings in the near future, as I truly expect my Pocket Book to be soldiering on long after the modern laptop I am writing this post on has gone to the recycling plant in the clouds.
Well, that's all from my classic computer collection. This post was just an excuse to show off my various retro machines.
If you liked this post then there is a slim chance you would like this post about my thoughts on date formats and why you are probably getting them wrong, or this post about particle Art. Maybe you are just curious to know what this link does.