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5-03-2011 @ 11:15AM
Tuesday is also the standard day for critical sysadmin work industry-wide. You have all day Monday to think about the screwups you would have made if you'd tried to do it right after the weekend, and then you have the rest of the week to fix the screwups you made anyway.
5-03-2011 @ 11:30AM
It has also been the standard release day for new software for ages now. I have no idea how it became the de-facto release day for anything new, but it did.
5-03-2011 @ 11:34AM
What we've always said is that you never schedule anything on a Monday morning because the drunks are still hung over, and you never schedule anything on a Friday afternoon because the partiers are sneaking out early for the weekend. That leaves Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday to get anything done, go for Tuesday because you'll have 3 effective days to fix what you broke.
5-03-2011 @ 12:10PM
I read an article a few years ago about worker productivity being lowest on Mondays and Fridays, as they're on the edges of the weekend. Early-Tuesday patches allow for all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to repair before your workers start to go all molasses for the weekend.
5-03-2011 @ 12:41PM
Well, for Europeans its Wednesday :) But I agree, I guess its because they have time to prepare for it, and then have time to fix it during work hours.
5-03-2011 @ 2:15PM
@ KnobSoftware/games releasing on Tuesday comes from the entertainment industry. Music was first to follow this trend. Ultimately the reason behind this was that sales during the middle of the week SUCK for retail - so in order to drive more traffic they'd hold release dates to that day. That's the short of it, it's a bit longer and more complicated but it's to drive traffic to retail mid-week.
5-03-2011 @ 3:56PM
I came up with a reason why movies came out on Tuesdays when I was about 10.. "You have to have something to do when WoW's down."
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