Re: 24/7 or 7/24?

Subject: Re: 24/7 or 7/24?
From: "B.J. Smith" <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 09:33:42 -0600

What a clever (smart-alecky?) bunch we have here!

I think the context was clear, so I didn't feel compelled to explain.

I've seen 7/24 several times recently when the writer(s) meant "always available" or "non-stop operation."

It seems very odd to me so I thought I would ask. I wonder if 7/24 is more common in some industries or cultures, or maybe just among the confused.

On 5/7/2012 9:23 AM, Combs, Richard wrote:

B.J. Smith wrote:

If you have to choose between using "24/7" or "7/24" in a sentence,
which way do you go?
I guess it depends on whether I mean 3.43 or 0.29. :-)

Unless you mean "available around the clock all week long" (you provided no context).

I've never, ever heard or seen "7/24" used to express that concept. It's always "24/7" in my experience. Did someone actually suggest "7/24"?

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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