Sunday is the new Monday

Which day the week starts on and how I changed my mind

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Being an Englishman in New Technology, I’m rather used to changing regional settings. As a former serial Linux experimenter it almost became a reflex action I never even thought about. I was always puzzled by the notion of Sunday as the first day of the week, however as I sit here on a Sunday morning doing my GTD weekly review and looking at the week ahead in my calendar it suddenly occurred to me that if I set Sunday as the first day, then when I look at the weekly view in the calendar then I won’t have to move it forward a week. A small thing, granted, but it makes me wonder if that indeed is the reason that America views Sunday as the first day of the week; a desire for progress and looking forward to the future? And so a day of distracted Wikipedia surfing begins…