Benjamin Franklin on Daylight Savings Time

I say it is impossible that so sensible a people [citizens of Paris], under such circumstances, should have lived so long by the smoky, unwholesome, and enormously expensive light of candles, if they had really known that they might have had as much pure light of the sun for nothing.


Noting that the people of Paris spend much money on candles when they could simply adjust their clocks to rise with the sun.

Folksonomies: environmentalism sun energy light

/food and drink (0.157055)
/business and industrial/energy/oil (0.131421)
/family and parenting/children (0.127096)

Daylight Savings Time (0.918525 (positive:0.283003)), Benjamin Franklin (0.670333 (positive:0.283003)), pure light (0.540071 (negative:-0.429944)), candles (0.431643 (negative:-0.045185)), people (0.321549 (positive:0.283003)), Paris (0.321014 (positive:0.283003)), circumstances (0.316944 (neutral:0.000000)), sun (0.316654 (negative:-0.146941)), smoky (0.315784 (neutral:0.000000)), clocks (0.313031 (positive:0.283003)), Noting (0.310432 (positive:0.283003)), citizens (0.296688 (neutral:0.000000))

Paris:City (0.799346 (positive:0.283003)), Benjamin Franklin:Person (0.727307 (positive:0.283003))

Daylight saving time (0.946682): dbpedia | freebase
Benjamin Franklin (0.828468): website | dbpedia | freebase | opencyc | yago
Sun (0.551108): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Light (0.520028): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Sunlight (0.462929): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Idaho (0.424423): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc | yago

 The life and miscellaneous writings of Benjamin Franklin
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Franklin, Benjamin (1839), The life and miscellaneous writings of Benjamin Franklin, Retrieved on 2012-05-17
  • Source Material []