Interesting since the article was published after the fact.
I always insert mathmatical notation between the numbers so they form an equation.
The time is 9:00. As easy equation is (9 * 0 = 0). Now it’s 9:01, which is (9^0=1).
Do you get excited when your odometer reaches 66666.6?
And when it’s 11:11 well, it just doesn’t get much better than that.
I was at a lacrosse game on Sunday, and just had to say “hey, look” when the score board read 11:11 [remaining] and a score of 11 - 4. Another 4 on the board for 4th quarter rounded out the symmetry.
Much of the world will have to wait until June 5 for this.
While this particular set: 02:03:04 05/06/07 is rare, the theme is not. Next we’ll have 03:04:05 06/07/08, and a similar data point every year.
No, it will be (was) 2:03.04 on 5/6/2007. We don't generally put zeroes in front of those numbers, and why subtract 2000 from the year?
Further, this isn't really that "cool" because, why are the quantities written in that order? Hours minutes seconds days months years? Wouldn't small-to-big or big-to-small be more logical? But then you'd have
4 sec 3 min 2 hr, 6th day 5th month of 2007
neither of which is that cool.