This is maybe a question or maybe it belongs in debates, but what the Hell is wrong with the human race that we can’t just agree on one single system for writing dates with numbers?
At present, there are three ways to write, say, January 10, 2004.
You can write it Year-month-day, as many scientists and intellectuals do, as in 04-01-10
Or Month-day-year, like most Americans, as in : 01-10-04
Or you can do it day-month-year like most Canadians and Europeans: 10-01-04.
My question is, in a day and age when we can talk to somebody on the other side of the world and send them a document in 10 seconds, why is it not possible for good ol’ homo sapiens to get his shit together, hold an international meeting, and just decide on a method that is THE good one. Frankly, I do not care a rat’s ass which method they choose. As long as we are all rowing in the same direction.
Otherwise, what are you going to do in 2012 when you see the following date on a document: 10/02/04
Is that October 2, 2004, or February 4, 2010, or February 10, 2004?