Daylight Savings Time never saved me any daylight. There were weeks of preparation for the new start date for this 1 hour leap in the day. The pretending that this saves us anything is most ridiculous. I for one actually lost time instead of saved it. In the IT world, every computer needed patched to start this DST earlier than it had the year previously. The "Energy Act of 2005" was really signed into law so that every corporation could spend money updating its computer systems. Supposedly the world will save the use of our precious fossil fuels mearly by changing when we start DST. The fact that DST only changes our body clocks in relation to the Sun rise is beside the point.
I work for a corporation that is commerced globally. In the global economy we are quickly moving to no such thing as a time zone or daylight savings time. Countries such as India that do not observe daylight savings time cause my day in daylight savings time to shift one hour along with the spring forward in time. The people in Bangalore are 10.5 hours ahead of where I live. So when I have a meeting at 8:00 AM EST it is 6:30 PM IST. That same meeting during DST is now 9:00 AM EDT but still 6:30 PM IST.
Because we are moving more and more to a global economy, because we are all working coordinately with one another all over the world, and because we all must stop confusing ourselves with what time is when and where, I foresee the day when the idea of time zones will disappear. It will become 13:00 allover the world regardless of where our Sun is in the horizon. I don't know when this will happen but I do believe that my sons will see that day in their lifetime. Then the meaning of Daylight Savings Time will become historical and viewed as one of the more ridiculous ideas Benjamin Franklin developed.