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

Clayton Conway (
9 Aug 1995 17:39:04 GMT

Eric Burch ( wrote:

: 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

That's the best suggestion I've seen that has a hope of any
chance at all, But Friday the 13th wouldn't go at all. Fortunately,
since every day would have the same number you wouldn't have to use
them. They could be called the second Friday and everyone would know
what was meant.

: 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...

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: Eric Burch -- Loral Federal Systems -- Gaithersburg, MD
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