Looking over this month’s calendar I came to realize a real limitation to the standard model. As you flip the page
there’s usually a picture which helps us relate to the season or happenings of a particular month. This is all well and good. In fact some new digital models allow you to download your own photos. see: www.gizmodo.com But the limitation I am referring to is with regard to the depiction of calendar days. The standard choices are are 28, 29, 30, or 31 days. But that’s it! You don’t get to see the second half of June and the first half of July. This can be a real limitation in terms of planning for upcoming events. Especially if you know how to backwards plan. For instance, I just opened the calendar in my smart phone (Motorola Droid) as with most mobiles in use today this one allows you to instantly flip between June and July but it doesn’t show me half one and half of the other. Darn the technology! The people who program this stuff must be as old as the wall calendar itself. If I swipe my finger across the screen I move from page to page and I can use the same swiper to scroll down through my phone book. But why can’t I swipe or scroll through the days of a calendar allowing a look of 15 June to 15 July? Hmm.
Now, let me better explain what we’re missing with this limitation. Have you noticed the fourth of July weekend is fast approaching? It’s just 2 weeks away! Most of us are probably too busy preparing for this weekend’s US Open and Father’s Day celebration to even notice. With a look at the Know2Go calendar you’ll actually see more than 21 big happenings over the next 21 days. Some really good ones you might want to plan for. There’s the American Quarter Horse Summer Convention going on down in Texas. A Good Guys National show up in Iowa, The World UFO gig down in New Mexico (betcha’ didn’t know that was quickly approaching). In the category of on going events there is World Cup Soccer and The China World Expo. If you need speed there’s The RedBull Air Races in The Big Apple and 2 car events, Nascar at Daytona and Formula 1 over in Europe. Let’s see have I mentioned twenty one events yet? There’s a Jazz & Wine festival in the Rockies and another over in money town (Aspen). If you wait like most do and flip the calendar at month’s end (or like I do usually around the second or third of the new month) you are going to be really jammin’ to prepare for the Independence Day weekend. Calendar’s are made for planning. But I say the design is flawed. Note to self: call the programmers of Know2Go, let’s redesign the calendar!