I Think There Is Something In The Water Today…

…that disconnects peoples brains. At least that is the impression I get reading the papers.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, at least the headline on the front page, “Thanks to Moore’s Law, we’ve got tiny cell phones, iPods and Xboxes.”. [Steve Martin Voice] Nooooooooooo [/Steve Martin Voice]. Moore’s Law is an observation of technology, not a guiding force. In fact, it is more of a postulate. Geeze. These folks probably believe in Cole’s Law as well.

Cole’s Law: Thinly-sliced cabbage and mayo. Do I have to explain everything?

But it’s not just the Mercury News headline writers. According to an article in CNN on Congress proposing extending Daylight Saving Time,

“The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use,” said Markey, who cited Transportation Department estimates that showed the two-month extension would save the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil a day.

[Steve Martin Voice] Nooooooooooo [/Steve Martin Voice] Extending Daylight Saving Time will not give us one minute more of daylight: it just shifts the clock, which at best just has an impact on how much of the normal work schedule is in daylight. Unless you have a solar collector and a battery system, not one whit of daylight is actually saved (and even then, no more daylight is saved then if the clock wasn’t shifted).