Saturday, November 6, 2010

More Innumeracy in the Popular Culture

Just heard CNN twice say that I-Phone users will have to manually reset their times because otherwise they would be an hour *late* to work tomorrow! Uh, CNN, don't you know it's "fall back", meaning you would actually be an hour early, not an hour late??


Philip Weaver said...

Actually, the bug in the iPhone would make you an hour late. The bug doesn't cause the time on the phone to be wrong (i.e. to fail to "fall back"), it actually affects the alarm time itself by making it effectively one hour later.

chessart said...

But if you are saying the time changes but not the alarm, then the alarm would still get you to work on time, right? (Unless your employer was still operating under daylight savings time!)