Sunday, March 09, 2008

My Computer and Daylight Savings Time

My HP computer was made in Mexico, shipped to the USA where I bought it for less than I would have had to pay for it in Mexico. This doesn't make sense to me. How could the computer be made in Mexico, shipped to the USA and sold for less than it sells for in Mexico. But that is another story about NAFTA and globalization.

At any rate, this computer was returned to the land of its birth three years ago but it has not re-adjusted. This morning it sprang forward with the USA time change. For God's sake. It is a Mexican computer, it should be proudly waiting for Mexico's change to daylight savings time on April 6.

I'm going to gently correct the time but I'll have a long talk with it about its Mexican heritage.

Viva Mexico! Viva Mexican Daylight Savings Time!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

http://staringatstrangers.typepad.com/staring_at_strangers/2008/03/when-will-you-w.html

Babs said...

How bizarre! MY computer was bought here in Mexico - has a Internet Explorer operating system and it DIDN'T spring forward........It's a "clone" and only cost me $200 when my expensive US one "crashed" and burned! I DON'T understand any of this.......

Anonymous said...

Billie,

I have recently purchased H.P laptop and desktop computers; both from the U.S. When I set them up I selected, "(GMT-06:00) Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey" for a time zone. My computers did not change to daylight savings yesterday morning.

Juan

Billie said...

Yes, Juan, you are right and so are a couple of other people who let me know it wasn't the computer. Hahaha. At any rate, now the computer clock is now set for MEXICAN TIME. Thanks.

Paul said...

I hope that you didn't have that talk to your computer before you found out that it wasn't its fault!!! :-)

Billie said...

Paul, fortunately I found out BEFORE the "talk." Otherwise I'm sure this computer would talking to itself saying, "Those stupid human beings. Why aren't they logical."