|Re: Creation Reviews and UTC [message #20163 is a reply to message #20154]
||Sun, 29 May 2005 06:23
| David Williams
Registered: July 2009
On Tue, 24 May 2005 09:26:38 -0400, CL [dnoyeb] Gilbert <Lamont_Gilbert@rigidsoftware.com> wrote:|
> Is there a difference between UTC and GMT?
I can't resist ... though "off topic" for Eclipse.
The 'time' is the same.
But GMT is the deprecated :) abbreviation, and
UTC the "modern" abbreviation. And, if anyone wonders
how "UTC" got to be an abbreviation for "Coordinated Universal Time",
"In 1970 the Coordinated Universal Time system was devised by an international
advisory group of technical experts within the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU). The ITU felt it was best to designate a single abbreviation for
use in all languages in order to minimize confusion. Since unanimous agreement
could not be achieved on using either the English word order, CUT, or the
French word order, TUC, the acronym UTC was chosen as a compromise."
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