Monday, January 5, 2004
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Most operating systems represent dates, internally, as a length of time since a fairly recent date. For example, the Macintosh counts the number of seconds that have passed since midnight, January 1, 1904.

What is the best, most convenient representation for old dates -- say, January 1, 1660/1?

Aaron Swartz suggests TAI64.