Katie Couric's Notebook: Time To Worry?
Remember the Chicago song: "Does anybody really know what time it is?"
Get ready to start singing that this weekend.
Daylight Saving Time kicks in on Sunday -- remember to "spring forward, fall back." But it's three weeks early, because of a 2005 law enacted by Congress. Congressman Ed Markey predicts it will save consumers 1% on energy costs per year, and might even save lives, with more daylight and more visibility for pedestrians. But now there are worries about a "mini Y2K," that could throw off computers...clocks on VCRs, and even digital watches.
Worst case scenario, according to one analyst: computers might give the wrong times for appointments or transactions, potentially losing time...and money.
Computer manufacturers are offering a "patch" you can download. Let's hope that works.
Or we might be singing another song next week: "Manic Monday."
That's a page from my notebook.
- Did Obama admin. know of IRS targeting during campaign?
- Lotto winners with tragic story thank "guardian angel"
- 5/19: Surviving the Midwest twisters; How a $4.8 million winning ticket saved a family
- 16-year-old finds a new way to detect cancer
- WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported
- 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers' broadcasting milestone
- 8-year-old fights to get WWII vet recognition he deserves
- Conn. train collision a major headache for commuters
- Thunderstorm supercells threaten Midwest
- Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico
- The power of a uniquely American song
- 5/18: NTSB investigates train collision; teen tackles cancer diagnosis
- Notebook: Banks
- Mississippi rethinks solitary confinement
- Long Island college student accidentally killed by police
- Small Fla. town waits for Powerball winner to come forward