Thomas Says society was established with the prime purpose of changing the society, the way a society communicates and the way it carries out small daily activities; and changing it for the better. Thomas Says wants all its campaigns to start at the high school level. The reason for this is that the young minds of bright school students have a great zeal and commitment towards bringing positive change in the society. Also, the seeds of change sown at this level will bear the fruits at a larger scale and at all levels in the society.
The ambitious ‘Team Leader’ campaign is an initiative of Thomas Says society to employ high school students as Team Leaders who then will work for the objectives of Thomas Says. The Team Leader will be a bright and active student excelling in multiple fields of English, Journalism, History, and Science etc. This person will forward his resume to Thomas Says and if selected will be responsible for forming teams. These teams will carry out the operational activities of Thomas Says in general public and will also earn great rewards in the form of free trips, scholarships, sports equipments etc. Also, the ‘Team Leader’ tag will have great advantage for a student in his resume.
One of the ambitious projects of Thomas Says is to ‘write dates with numerals in order’. The reason behind Thomas Says encouraging high school students to adapt to such an easy and convenient way of writing dates is that the habits these children acquire will be carried forward into the next generation and into their families. In this manner the young minds will motivate even the elderly ones to write dates with numerals in order; and so it will become a general standard.
Thomas Says society owns a copyright to write dates with numerals in order since 1994. In the year 2000 it became an International Standard (ISO8601). The purpose of this standard is to provide an unambiguous and well-defined method of representing dates as well as times, in order to avoid misinterpretation of numeric representations of dates or times, specifically if data is transferred between countries with different conventions for writing numeric dates and times.
In order to write dates with numerals in order, one has to move from the most significant to the least significant thing in a date. This means that firstly you need to write the year followed by the month and then the date. Thus, the conventional format for writing date as 04-03-1990 can be written as 1990-03-04. Alternatively, the format of DD-MM-YY has also changed to YY-MM-DD in the new format as promoted by Thomas Says Society.
‘Write dates with numerals in order’ is a strong campaign as promoted by Thomas Says Society. The society got a copyright for this in 1994 and later in 2000, it became an International Standard ISO8601.
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