Digital Calendars Wasting Space on the Past

Skeuomorphism is easy to identify when it mimics the aesthetic elements of tangible objects, but it can have even more impact when it's subtly copying interactions from the physical world. In Wired, Clive Thompson points out this influence in digital calendar apps, where the monthly view stubbornly sticks to showing a single calendar month, regardless of how much of that month is in the past. This is relic of paper calendars where it made sense to put each month on a single sheet - but digital calendars are free to show just the current week plus the next several weeks, a much more useful proposition. So, why don't they...?  Skeuomorphismmmm!!

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