[WAY OT] date pickers starting on Sunday

14 Aug 2009 - 10:19am
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Diana Wynne
2008

That's the irony though. It's not off topic. We're still living with
calendars that start on Sunday for this reason.
And numerous comments not to rock the boat, because it's a "standard."

Diana

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Brandon E. B. Ward <
brandonebward at gmail.com> wrote:

> So WAAAAAAY off-topic, but relevant to the last post...
>
> The Jewish Sabbath (and 7th Day Adventists etc.) is still the 7th day -
> which in our Calendar is Saturday.
>
> The Sabbath for most of Christianity was changed to the First day of the
> week (Sunday) following Christ's resurrection as the new holy day.
>
> Brandon E. B. Ward
> UI • UX • Ix Design
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> A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher
> a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
> build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
> cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
> program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
> Specialization is for insects.
> -Robert A. Heinlein
>
>
>
>
> On Aug 14, 2009, at 2:06 PM, Jim Drew wrote:
>
>
>> On Aug 6, 2009, at 6:55 AM, USABILITY MEDIC wrote:
>>
>> I considered the Judeo-Christian influence as well but it doesn't make
>>> sense.
>>>
>>> If God rested on the seventh day, why did calendars get produced with
>>> Sunday as the first day of the week?
>>>
>>
>>
>> Because putting Sunday at the start of the week puts God "first" in all
>> parts of your life, most likely.
>>
>> -- Jim
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