Archive for October 5th, 2017

Thursday, October 5th, 2017



Knock-Knock Grammar Police

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

1940s Guide To Hiring Women

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Progress?  ‘Girl Lawyers Don’t Sit Like Sharon Stone’

But How Many Days Would June Have?

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

In 1902, George Eastman of Eastman Kodak and others, figured out that the Gregorian calendar, which had been in use for thousands of years, didn’t make sense. There were different numbers of days each month and even a different number of days every four years. Different countries added their own strange flourishes contributing to a general mayhem of conflicting dates

After a good deal of research, Eastman decided that if the 52-week year was divided into four quarters of exactly 13 weeks each, everyone would benefit. At least it would be a good start. The months would keep the same names and each would be 28 days long with a short “month” between June and July (named “Sol”)   in which everyone could take a vacation (as they do in Europe).

Billing cycles, accounting systems, delivery schedules, even payroll periods, all over the world, could be coordinated into one logical grid. Industries and businesses, both here and abroad, would mesh on the same, predicable course.

But resistance to change takes many forms. One is stupidity (“On what day would the Fourth of July fall?”). Another is confusion (“What would happen to all the extra days?”). And, of course, there was a flood of traditionalism (“If 12-months a year were good enough for my grandparents……..”).

Eventually Eastman got frustrated with the whole business and gave up the idea – except in his own company which enjoyed a 13-week business calendar until 1989.


13-Week Calendar:

Now ‘A Friend’ Has A Name: Frank Paolo

Thursday, October 5th, 2017


Any time you see the phrase above,  you’ll know it’s me.  You’re welcome.