That's the Committee for the Suppression of Moronic Fads.
The first target will be the illiterate twits who have decided that the
hyphen is dead and are now putting periods in dates written as numbers,
phone numbers, and anywhere else they can get away with it.
The main reason I've heard is that this
is "European," and therefore trendy and tres chic.
Never mind that Europeans don't actually
write phone numbers that way, or that the current mode has been in use
ever since the area code was invented (Most correctly enclosing the area
code in parenthesis), or that for the computer literate the first instinct
upon seeing a phone number written 1.888.555.5555 is to try to type it
into the adress bar of (his) web browser; as it's obviously an IP address
missing a dot.
Next target: once we've beaten
these characters into submission, will be whatever other new fad is making
life confusing for normal people.
And remember, European doesn't mean
better. It's a known fact that the most intelligent Europeans all moved
here in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, so does it really make sense
to get your new ideas from the descendents of their less intelligent relatives?
The smartest ones, it might be noted,
are still moving here.