It just makes sense
Coding has taught me to look for ways to be efficient.
Why do we write dates as MM-DD-YY? or now MM-DD-YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY?
We write time as HH:MM:SS, right? Each set moving left is a power of the set on the right.
So why don’t we write YYYY-MM-DD? Or just YYYYMMDD?
I could even incorporate time into the date: YYYYMMDDHHMMSS providing we are using 24-hour clock.
Example: 20050913153600 is the time of this post.