We humans are unique in our ability to categorize, classify, and organize. Yes, other animals acknowledge seasonal changes. You won’t find many bears hibernating in the summer and few geese fly to find the snow in winter. Still, we take it to extraordinary levels and the computer has helped to raise those levels.
None is more representative than the calendar. I mean, seriously…how many new year posts have you already read? And we’re still in the first week of 2016.
But that’s just the beginning. As I write this paragraph it’s January 6th. This moment qualifies as 5:17PM, 17:17 in some countries, late afternoon, Wednesday, midweek, January, winter (in the northern hemisphere), football season, basketball season, and, of course, 2016. The day is also Epiphany, Apple Tree Day, National Bean Day, National Shortbread Day…
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