|G. V. Hudson invented modern DST, |
proposing it first in 1895
DST in 1907 and
advocated it tirelessly
B) an English golfer (Willett)
C) wars or
D) energy crisis
none of which are particularly relevant today, at least not in original context.
The first two were just daylight greedy - wanting to manipulate things to suit their personal pursuits.
During the war years the argument and application was used in respect to saving energy from coal consumption (mostly). One might perhaps allow for that. The same argument was again used in the 1970's, wherein the other fossil fuel, oil, was the treasured product. The continued application of daylight savings is based on virtually the same arguments. However, it struck me that folk utilise power so very differently these days, not to mention that we are improving (though having far to go) in utilising better practice for consumption as well as alternative fuels. I am sure there are many learned articles on the matter, but for those who want to read a bit more about this please
On my side, I am ambivalent. It makes little or no difference to me whether I have the daylight at the start or the end of the day. It only ever comes down to us using what we have creatively and productively. Do I enjoy the extended summer evenings? Of course. Would I be lost and sad if they weren't there? Of course not. As much as it can be inconvenient, I refuse to be terrorised by Time.