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The English/French counting system (WAS: numbersystemsfromconlangs)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 18:23
"Mark J. Reed" wrote:
> Besides, at this point any calendar reform is pretty > much doomed. Imagine the Y2K bug writ large and you have a good > idea of the problem. The Gregorian calendar is a hard-coded > assumption in too much of the world's vital operating machinery; > it's not going away.
I don't really think that would be such a problem. New versions of operating systems could simply come with both calendar systems, such that you could set it to whichever one you wanted. If the reformers gave a sufficient period of time for the reform to take place, then almost all computers could have the new calendar as an option by the switchover, and then it would just be a matter of people going into their settings and changing it. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>