RE: 24-hour clock

Subject: RE: 24-hour clock
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:56:02 -0000

John Gilger wrote:
>Steve has it right. The 24-hr clock is also known as military time. In
twenty years of intimate >involvement with the US Navy, I never saw a
reference to 2400 hrs. It does not exist.

"Is not in use by the military" is not quite the same thing as "does not

There are about 18,700 references to "24:00" as midnight on google.

To use an analogy: Most of the world uses the date format "11-09-2001" to
mean 11th September, 2001. Just because that's what the majority use,
doesn't mean "9-11-2001" does not exist.

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer and Compendium
of Arcane and Useless Information
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control.


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