Today we see one of those dates that is very pleasing to anyone who likes numbers – it is the 11th day of the 11th month of the eleventh year of the decade – 11.11.11. – it’s a palindrome, it appears the same whichever way it is written and only occurs once every 100 years.
If you want to be particularly ‘geeky’ you can add to this number line by adding eleven minutes past eleven on the eleventh of the eleventh 2011 – you get the idea!
However, I hope that this special date will help people remember that 11.11 has been a very special date since 1918 and is remembrance day, the time at which we have a two minute silence to remember the fallen of all conflicts. The FIFA episode this week has given me some added belief in the British support for rememberance day which has to be a good thing.
The question is – will you, or your place of work, stop for a two-minute silence?