[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Some Thoughts Regarding IT OS 2007 and the N800

From: Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Date: Fri Jan 26 18:15:09 EET 2007
On Fri Jan 26 15:43:41 2007, Andrew Flegg wrote:
> Apart from the fact it should be user choice, the UK does *not* run 
> on
> 12 hour clocks.

To be fair, the UK is spectacularly bizarre in most of these things, 
and hence runs on both.

Computers, and electronics generally, and timetables, tend to use 
24-hour clocks, but people tend to use 12-hour - so we say delightful 
things like "The 19:54 train didn't arrive until eight o'clock" - and 
even better we won't think anything odd about it. We'll also see 
nothing remotely odd about a TV listing that shows the "Ten O'Clock 
News" at 22:00. But my children's bedtime is around 7, not 19:00.

I'd prefer to run the 770 in 24 hour, for what it's worth, but it's 
not a missing feature I'm all that up in arms about.

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