Chicken Little and Daylight-Saving Time


It's March 13. We pushed our clocks ahead an hour on March 10 (well, some of us forgot and were subsequently an hour late for Bridge to Terabithia on March 11). But did anything catastrophic happen to our computer systems out there? Anything bad?

No, huh?

I guess all the hoo and ha were for naught. Sky-is-falling predictions get tiresome (the breathlessly dire coverage of the computer consequences of bird flu make me chuckle). IT professionals have to watch out for the Chicken Little syndrome. Credibility is so tough to earn and so easily lost.

Yes, technology managers must be aware and prepared for events like early daylight-saving time and possible disasters such as avian flu outbreaks. But man, keep it in proportion.