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Date formats

Just noticed this at xkcd:

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Why do people persist in weird and wacky date formats? What’s the point? Isn’t 2013-03-05 simply better, clearer, shorter, more sortable and basically superior in every conceivable way?

Do different cultures and locales really still need their own, weird, mutually-incomprehensible and obviously-not-as-good-as-ISO date formats? Really?

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