Notice the Date Format in the Hot Link You Clicked to get to Thisgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Notice the date format: 1999-03-16
not 3/16/99, 3/16/99, 16/3/99, etc., but 1999-03-16
This is the computer age, get with it.
You who use the older formats are evidencing the same mindset as what caused the Y2K problem in the first place.
-- A (A@AisA.com), March 16, 1999
It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks! <:)=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 1999.
A@AisA.com, now, if you can just get the 50 million IT professionals, clerical persons, data entry persons, economists, bookkeepers, accountants, and home computer users (etc. ad nauseum) to use your format....... you'll be famous! Mr. K
***waiting to see who is going to be king of changing the "standard"***
-- Mr. Kennedy (email@example.com), March 16, 1999.
Back in December (?) of last year, a gentleman posted a "story", in serial form, of life in the year 2000 into 2001. A very positive and uplifting tome it was, too. I can't remember his name, but I'm sure someone here can refer you.
Among the more memorable aspects of his scenario was that, after rollover, everyone referred to _every_ date by its full four-digit year. This practice was to display respect for those who had died in the transition. It moved me deeply.
Ever since, I've tried to write, type and speak the year in full four digit format. It really makes my awareness visceral and, as a bonus, I have not misdated a check this year.
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." --- Douglas Adams
-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), March 16, 1999.