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Re: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:09:29 -0500
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chaals@yandex-team.ru composed on 2014-11-08 01:30 (UTC+0100):

> Emmanuelle GutiƩrrez y Restrepo composed:

>> I think that the most "accesible" is the international format: yyyy/mm/dd,
>> for example: 2014/11/07

>> This can be understood by any person in any language.

>> And for the hours the 24 hours format: 23:00

> This is fine for *most of the world*.

> Unfortunately Americans are especially unlikely to understand either of these formats.

Most "Americans" do know a normal day is comprised of 24 hours. Those who use
computers should be assumed to be smart enough to look up something they see
on the internet but don't understand. Those who haven't already been exposed
to 24 hours clocks in schools or elsewhere are a dying breed. It's high time
everybody, American or not, learned the substance of iso 8601, embracing
logical and readily sortable order in date and time strings, and stopped
perpetuating illogical little and mixed-endian date and time confusion
escaping their own sub-global existence.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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