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    Re: 0000 not 2400?
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2004 Oct 18, 15:17 PST

    Now let's all really confuse ourselves. Was 2000
    the first year of the 21st century or the last year of
    the 20th?
    
    To go from the BC to the AD or ( BCE to CE ) note
    that there is no year zero. So we go from 1BC to 1AD.
    If you use negative numbers for BC, then with normal
    ( I hate that word normal, this word has, it seems a
    thousand meanings in math) the arithmatic we will be
    1 year off.
    
    The first decade went from 1 AD to 10 AD and
    the first century went from 1 AD to 100 AD, the
    first year of the second century was 101 AD,
    so it seems that 2001 was the first year of the
    21st century.
    
    BTW, on the time thing, I always thought that
    23h 59m 59s was say Sunday, and 00h 00m 00s
    was Monday.
    
    -- Gordon Talge
    
    
    

       
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