Happy new year to all. Wish you the most successful and happiest year ahead.
Now, that being said, let us look at the specialty of 2012. Being an even-numbered year, and a leap year, 2012 for sure is attractive. Though few can complaint about having one extra day to get through in February.
2012 – Alan Turing year
2012 is named as Alan Turing’s year. Alan Turing was born on 23rd, June of 1912. 2012 will be his birth centenary year. He is widely respected for inventing theoretical computer and much of code breaking in Cryptology. His contribution in war-time Britain saved scores of live and eventually lead allied forces to win world war II.
2012 – Cooperative year
2012 is also named as international co-operative year. Co-operatives or cooperative unions are special kind of business/non-business establishments. It is special to me, as I have studied a cooperative management diploma for a year.
2012 – Mathematical significance
2012 is also a E-Toothpick sequence number. Last year, 2011, we observed what as a toothpick numbered year. A E-Toothpick is formed by three half toothpicks, like a trident.
2012 : E-Toothpick number
2012 – Mayan Calendar
The story of 2012 as the end year of Mayan calendar is well-known. Even there are a handful of movies made on it. It is left to see what happens in 2012. Even if we have to go by Mayan’s, we have full year 2012.
Mayan Calendar ends at 2012
2012 is has same calendar as of 1984, 1956 and will have same as 2040, 2068 (that’s +/- multiples of 28 years). On another side note, there is a move to have a permanent calendar. A calendar that has every weekdays of a month identical year after year.
Two Johns Hopkins professors are proposing a new calendar in which dates would fall on the same days of the week every year.
The calendar proposed by Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist, and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist, begins each year on Sunday, Jan. 1.
There will one full week added every 5th or 6th year.
Do you like it? I do not. Not just simply for the reason, that there will be no new calendars printed with glossy models. Also for the fact that there will be no surprises in the holidays and leaves. Doesn’t it become monotonous?