24-hour clock, or not?

The first thing I do when I get a new device with a clock is change the settings to 24-hour format (what some of you call “military time”). The discussion why I prefer this to the more common 12-hour format can be left for another time. So when I got my new iPod (160 Gb Classic), I was delighted to find out that I could have that choice; after all, it is not always available. Once I completed the settings and started playing music, I was surprised to find out that on the screen saver that kicks in after a few minutes, in addition to the ‘playing’ icon and the battery level, there, in large and clear digits stood a nice and clear digital clock — in 12-hour format. First reaction? I messed up. Back to settings, make sure it is indeed 24-hour format. Play some more music. Screen saver comes up. 12-hour clock. Duh!

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