From: Ross Herbert
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Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
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Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 10:46:10 GMT
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Robin KAY wrote:
> Zefram Cochrane wrote:
> > The European format is silly but consistent (lower units always to
> > the left, but in continually ascending order). The American format is
> > sensible in that months come to the left of the date-of-month, but then
> > they go and spoil that sensibility by putting the year on the right.
> IMHO, inconsistency is a more grievous sin than being backwards.
> Wishing you good fortune,
> --Robin Kay-- (komadori)
Robin, you are spot on....
Before the days when "logical order" meant "most significant first" all
it mattered to the average person when questioned "what day is it?"
Answer: "Oh, it's the 24th of the month" (for example). Because it was
assumed that everybody knew what month it was, and also what year it
was, it was therefore "logical" that dd/mm/yy was "normal".... at least
as far as the British colonies were concerned. It is only because the
American's insisted upon anything which "opposed" the accepted British
standards as being acceptable in the USA that things began to change.
Eventually, weight of numbers begins to tell....