Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Eric Burch (
8 Aug 1995 13:33:03 GMT

In article <3voiam$>, (Lon Stowell) writes:
> Gack.
> With 13 months, you'd have to pay mortgage, rent, alimony, and car
> payments once more often per year!!

As long as we're talking about calendar reform (which would mean
reworking every diary program ever written, so is obviously
on-subject for alt.folklore.computers) what of the proposal that the
calendar be changed to 12 months of either 28 or 35 days each (each
quarter would have a 28-day, then 35-day, then 28-day month). New
Year's Day would be a special holiday that is not part of any month
or day of the week. Same with Leap Day, which would be appended at
the end of the year by whatever algorithm you choose. This would
really simplify a lot of things. (For one thing, every 13th would be
a Friday (assuming you start the 1st on Sunday)).

Now if I can only get elected Pope...

Eric Burch -- Loral Federal Systems -- Gaithersburg, MD usual disclaimers apply
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