Vantage point

Monday, September 02, 2002

Please sign this petition and forward it to all like-minded people.


The Director,
Solar System Bench (Milky Way),
Department for Deciding Day Duration,
Big Bureaucratic Office at Centre of the Universe

Sub: A petition

Respected Sir,

I would request you to kindly alter the duration of a day on earth from the present 24 hours to 32 hours. I have no idea who decided on the present length of 24 hours, but let me assure you it was a horrible idea. Maybe till 3 centuries ago when all that humans did was farm, eat, sleep and know...., 24 hours would have been considered a leisurely duration in which all activities could be fit. However I request you to wake up to the realities of the 21st century and extend the duration as requested.

There are a lot of postive uses to which one can put this extra time, the primary one being sleep. Secondly, the great art of blogging. Any time if remains can be used for watching television.

The productivity of the Earth would greatly improve due to this. I hope you will give this petition due thought and not reject it outright like my previous petition about making the whole Solar System Air Conditioned (that was a darn neat solution, I still maintain).

As the accompanying signatures will prove, this petition too is supported by millions.

Hoping for some positive action
Yours Sincerely,
Gaurav Sabnis