Re: HDTV Flat Panels: bad systems of measure

Paul Hughes (
Sun, 08 Nov 1998 12:11:55 -0800

Christian Weisgerber wrote:

> I could waste resources arguing with people that it is a bad idea to
> write today's date as 08.11.98, 08/11/98, or 11/08/98. Or I can simply
> go ahead and use 1998-11-08.
> "What's that peculiar way you write the date?"
> "It's the ISO world standard, it's international, logical, and it's not
> ambiguous since there is no competing notation that reverses month
> and day."
> "Oh."
> Idea planted. Repetition will re-inforce it.

Please do, after all it seems like everywhere else (on the net) I'm asked to enter mm-dd-yyyy. If we really want to change the reinforcement we need to e-mail those programmers who are creating applications not using the ISO standard.