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?