Today is 21.02.2012 – for those of us who use dd.mm.yyyy format. And of course you can see that the numbers read the same forward as backwards. Ignoring the separators that is. Many dd.mm.yyyy date writers argue that this form of writing the date is logical, but then will tell you this at 11:10 in the morning, without seeing the absurdity of of using an ascending time format for the date, and a descending time format (hh:mm) for the time. (Don’t get me started on those who like to write days in semi-random order like mm.dd.yy).
It is time to sort this mess out. From tomorrow onwards (hey – I’ve got to enjoy the palindromic date today) I will write my dates in the logical yyyy.mm.dd format to match the logical hh:mm format I use for times. I’d like you to join me and see if we can save the world.
So tomorrow will be 2012.02.22 and at 21.02 seconds after two minutes past ten tomorrow night, the time will be a palindromic 2012.02.22 22:02:21.02.