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--- On Tue, 8/18/09, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: TECH OT: Re: Dates (< Punctuation, capitalization, collation)
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 3:23 PM
> Back in the olden days of computers
> (1960's) old IBM mainframes used
> to used YYYY.DDD where DDD is in the range 1 to 365 (or 366
> in a leap
> year). Desk calendars in those days had the day number
> printed under
> the regular day of the month. Today, Aug 18, 2009 would
> have been
> 2009.232 (or something close to that).
> 
> --gary
> 

That one's still getting plenty of use today, often being erroneously called a Julian date. Some of the "old" stuff never goes out of style.

Lee