Daylight Saving (not Savings) Time ends this Sunday but some people like myself wonder if it is still necessary or even helpful? Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea back in 1786 as an attempt to maximize the daylight hours during the Spring months, but it didn't get implemented until the end of World War I. But some parts of the country, like Arizona and Hawaii, even some parts of Indiana don't participate in daylight saving time and they seem to be getting along just fine.

When I was at USI, a friend and co-worker on the college radio station named Andrew Bolin (what's up Bolin) used to commute between time zones, round trip every day. He would gain an hour on his morning trip, but lose an hour during his home trip. I used to think that had one of the most confusing and annoying things to put up with. I never understood how part of a state can be on one time and the other part on another.

In this 24-hour, instant access age we live in now, I think DST is obsolete. Having different time ZONES is enough without having to figure out if yours is a Daylight Saving Zone.

What do you think? Do we still need to use Daylight Saving time? Cast your vote in our poll and leave your comments below.



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