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Google Calendar rubbish quick add feature

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Google Calendar has a ‘quick add’ feature that allows you to enter diary items in plain English – or at least plain pidgin English.

It shows when you click the red ‘create’ button. There’s an example:

Dinner with Michael 7 p.m. tomorrow

You can also type a message like:

Coffee 11am Thursday, Marvin

All good. Or good that is until this Tuesday morning May 1. I typed:

Coffee 11am Monday, Fred

Google Calendar added the item, but instead of scheduling the coffee date for next Monday, which is, like, you know, the obvious thing to do. It scheduled it for Monday April 29, that’s two days ago.

Why would a calendar’s quick add feature schedule something in the past? Does this make sense to anyone other than Google?

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