YYYY/MM/DD is also used by the Japanese, as I found out when I had to make paperwork for one of our customers over there. Since then I've become rather fond of it as it makes sorting data so much more logical at times.
Actually you are correct -- that's the way I organize all of my lower level folders on my computer - -the file name for each folder starts with the date in the form 2011-05-25 ... hey, it works for me :-)
Regarding date format, I am partial to the pattern YYYY/MM/DD. It appears more logical to reference an event from a global range to a narrow point in time. Just a personal preference when I write for myself.
Arrggghh -- I meant May 25th -- I have no idea where "September" came from -- and I'm British (I just happen to live in America) so I usually write dates the way the universe intended (DD/MM/YYYY) [grin]
Have you read the three "Science of the Discworld" books? The combination of popular science and Discworld humour is fantastic.
Incidentally, we are still in May, not September - I know you have a habit of writing your dates half-backwards on your side of the pond, but I'm sure the month names are the same!
I have read several of the discworld books. I have been a fan for quite a while. I am glad to see there is a list because I know I haven't read all of them yet. It will be nice to go pick up the ones I am missing. Good Omens is another very good book.
I did see the Hogfather DVD -- it was pretty good although it's hard for anything to be as good as the books.
Have you read his Johnny Maxwell books?
Also did you read Good Omens, which Terry co-authored with Neil Gaiman? (If not I highly recommend it)
I've also been a huge fan of the Discworld series ever since I received Equal Rites from the Science Fiction Book Club because I forgot to return my Featured Selections card. I enjoyed the book so much I purchased all the others already released, and have bought all the new ones as they were released. I also have several of his calendars and the Hogfather DVD. If you haven't seen the DVD I highly recommend it. I just need to buy the rest some time. And yes, the 40 or so books I have do take up some space on my bookshelf. I ended up buying some of his collections, like Rincewind the Wizard, so I can lend them out to family members for their enjoyment.
Anyway, take care and have a great day.
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