At the bottom of the screen of this computer, sits a calendar. And on it, the days run from Monday to Sunday. Fine.
However, when I FIRST became old enough to understand calendars – about fifty years ago – it was not such. They ran from Sunday to Saturday.
And when I pointed out to a grown-up that since Saturday and Sunday are known collectively as the weekend – that’s the week END – they answered, “Oh, Sunday is GOD’S day – so it has to come first.”
I was only about five at the time – but it still sounded fishy to me.
And when, at nine, I realised God was no more real than Santa Claus, fairies and goblins – I decided the system was NONSENSE.
So while many calendar manufacturers still stick to the “traditional” layout, it’s nice to see that computer programme designers – people of SCIENCE – are moving ON.