Katie Couric's Notebook: Time To Worry?

Hi, everyone.

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.


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