I always have a problem with certain dates. For example, I find it easy to make mistakes when adding meetings, for Tuesday 3rd or Wednesday 2nd, to my diary…somehow the mismatch between the day’s position in the week and its position in the month causes me confusion.
When under pressure, I’ll assume that that meeting scheduled for the 3rd will obviously take place on a Wednesday, and I will miss the vital meeting by a day. This is, I believe a surprisingly common phenomenon -even among people who aren’t synaesthetes.
Today’s invention is a plug-in for electronic calendars which is programmed with all such possible conflicts and which will both ask for confirmation and issue a special reminder whenever they appear in one’s schedule.