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2016-01-25 05:30:36 Post No. 7808902
Post No. 7808902
The system of 12-month calendars, whether Roman, Hebrew or Islamic is stupid. The months change their starting day every year, there is incompatibility between USA and Europe about notation, and other problems.
So here's the alternative: the Quarterly Calendar. Here's how it works.
- There are four quarters to every year, referred to as North, East, South and West, or as 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- North, East and South each have 13 weeks. West has 13 or 14 weeks.
- The First of North is always the first Sunday in January.
That's it. Advantages:
- Every quarter has either 91 or 98 days. Thus we can standardize the written date once and for all as YYYY-Q-DD, where Q is 1, 2, 3, or 4 and DD is a number from 1 to 98.
- The 2nd, 9th, 16th, etc. of a quarter is always a Monday, the 3rd, 10th, 17th etc. of a quarter is always a Tuesday, etc. Thus if someone says "Tuesday the 11th of East" you immediately know the day and date don't match up and get them to correct it.
- "North" is the time of year when the weather is more characteristic of what it's like farther north. Same with "South". And... this works in both the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere.
- Businesses use quarters already anyway.
- Due to the "first Sunday in January" rule, there is an easy way for people to convert from the old way to the new way.
So? Ready to switch to the Quarterly Calendar?