They Probably Seemed Like Good Ideas at the Time By Evan — June 1, 2010November 17, 2013 — Miscellany Congratulations! The Powers That Be have granted you special dispensation to remove one (1) of the following human inventions from the space-time continuum: Timezones. DNS. Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. Which one of these do you wipe from all existence, and why?