The Epoch of the Lotus-eaters.

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Posted 8th Oct 2016 at 12:59 by Michael Uplawski

Tags calendar date, cell format, spreadsheet

Epoch - an instant in time.
Lotus - (Here: ) a mystic tree, “bearing a fruit that caused a pleasant drowsiness”.
Lotus 1-2-3 - a myst... A spreadsheet program.

I make this short. There are several ways to avoid the 30 december 1899 to appear in spreadsheet programs (i.e. applications which resemble M$-Excel and even act a lot like it: Gnumeric, LibreOffice Calc, SoftMaker PlanMaker, others). Here is a list that may be incomplete, all the same:

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