foone (@Foone)
Someday aliens are going to land their saucers in a field somewhere in New Jersey and everything is going to go just fine right up until we try to explain our calendar to them

also being discussed on MeFi and HN


Has anyone ever come up with a sane time / calendar system?

@dessalines @cypherpunks

The simplest system may be 13 months of 28 days: every month has exactly 4 weeks, starting with a Monday and ending with a Sunday.
The l
365th day (and 366th in leap years) is a bonus day, a jolly outside of weeks, maybe a bank holiday.

Everyone is happy.

But maybe it doesn’t worth the effort to change a system which is the same in almost all the world, even with a simpler one

Everyone is happy.

Except for nations and religions that celebrate their holidays on a 29th/30th/31st. And businesses because they like accounting in periods smaller than a year like quarters or semesters while 13 is a prime number (still possible but not really neat). Unfortunately.

I’d still root for the International Fixed Calendar though.

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