"This is like Y2K except this one is really happening," said university IT spokesman Steve Tally. Currently, most Indiana computer users set their PCs to a special "Indiana East" setting -- Eastern time that doesn't spring forward every April. Starting this April, however, they'll change their PCs to Eastern Daylight Time. The few who observe Central time set their computers to Central, and will also make the switch. Tally predicts the changeover will create havoc with the widely used Microsoft Outlook calendar application. When the time changes, he said, appointments will still be listed according to the old Indiana East time.Link (via Fark). Perhaps, when Indiana falls out the middle of the country, it will open up an opportunity for Arizona to experiment with altering time. Let's just hope the people of the eerie state don't get thrown out with the garbage.
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