I don't miss DST even a little. With the changes in the switchover dates in recent years, I have a hard time remembering what time it is elsewhere, but a nice advantage of never changing your clocks is you always know what time it is where you live :)
Can you imaging the uproar that would exist today if the hours got longer in summer -and you still had to work from 9-5. People would only want to work in Winter. What would happen as well to all of the measurements that depend on time. Would things go 'slower' in summer...
Hi Brian -- two things -- the first is that the ancient Egyptians had water clocks that varied throughout the year such that they always had 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime -- it's just that the lengths of the hours varied from month to month.
The second is that I heard that the number of heart attacks rise for the first week or two after the time changes ... maybe not by huge amounts but certainly by measurable amounts -- so in a day daylight savings time is killing us :-(