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Re: [TECH] First day of the week

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, September 17, 2007, 0:39
On 9/16/07, Dr. Peter E. Tarlow <tourism@...> wrote:
> I am confused as to which month you are using? Are you using the > Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Chinese months? How do you deal with > religious sensibilities. The first thing that happens in a revolution > is to control time. In fact if you control, time, ideology and > language, you have fascist control over a person. So a change of > time coupled with language change has great political significance.
What the heck does any of this have to do with the price of tea in China, either pre- or post-Revolutionary? A simple question was asked about the manner in which the software which runs this mailing list organizes its online archive of messages. Specifically, the weeks are running from Saturday through Friday. As it happens, that's only for the current month, because the first day of the month is considered to start the first week of the month. Something of an odd system, in my opinion, but there you go. Obviously the calendar in question is the Gregorian (although apart from the historical difference in the current date it could just as easily be the Julian since the difference between them won't show up again until 2100). Now, if we want to get into a discussion of the design of calendars for a conculture, with concomitant reference to the influence of astronomy, religion, historical accident, etc., I'd be all for it, but that's not what this thread is about. :) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>