Gatsby Markdown Date

May 28, 2015

The Gatsby Starter Blog sets you up nicely with some samples of blog posts and all of the fixings to make it work but what is this crazy date format with a T and a Z in it?

Dates are hard

We are generally pretty terrible at dates. We have expectations that they are simple, however there is evidence across the technology landscape that illustrates how complicated dates & time are.

I mean, Stonehenge is a clock, and they got it right, why can’t we?

Certainly the area had been of importance prior to its construction, but it had become more than that - Stonehenge was a clock, a clock that foretold the time not only of the solstices but perhaps also of sun and lunar eclipses.

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Written by Michael Frederick who lives and works in Central Pennsylvania