Was I too harsh on time?
I've read the various comments to my What's up with Time? article. Some of you felt I was too harsh. One person felt I was not being professional about it.
Was I too harsh?
Let's back up just a bit, and let me restate some basic points:
So, am I being too harsh? I really don't know. My blog seemed like a fair critique. It's difficult to judge, reflectively speaking. Also, I suppose the more fundamental my complaint (time is pretty fundamental) the more I may come across as harsh.
The bottom line was that it did not work, and it is a pretty simple thing that I consider essential these days.
I have no doubt that large managed enterprises with thousands of clients have it working nicely. And, yes, I could take the time to set up my own local time server... but somehow, that's not a good response to my basic complaint.
PS: Finally, today, I got it working, at least on this particular XP laptop. It appeared to be a combination of factors and using some of the notes found on Google, typing some commands in the shell, rebooting, etc. I got it working. But, I'm reluctant to believe that my parents, or for that matter most people in my hometown, would go through all that trouble, or even know where to start. And, after all, that's my main point.