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    Re: FW: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 1999 Dec 28, 1:37 PM

    OK, what I was pointing out is that the two (time, and what
    millennium you say a year is in) are completely
    unrelated concepts.
     If the NO labeled its Nautical Almanac by, say, "the Nth
    year of the Mth century in the Pth millennium" rather than
    by "1999" in the commonly accepted number system, it would
    matter when they thought a millennium starts.
    Since they don't label things that way, it matters not. If
    indeed a proclamation came on that subject from the NO, it
    is of the same consequence and legal weight as a mayor
    proclaiming "Tongue Consciousness Week."
    OTOH, it certainly matters whether it is 3:00 or 2:58 PM,
    if you are trying to use that nautical almanac, just as it
    matters whether the year starts with 1 or 2.
    On Tue, 28 Dec 1999 14:53:52 -0500, Craig wrote:
    >What I was trying to state by the example of 3:00 P.M. is:  If your watch
    >indicates 3:00 P.M. and you think it's 3:00 P.M., but the US Naval
    >Observatory recognizes that same instant as being 2:58 P.M., whether they
    >are right or wrong, the time is 2:58 P.M.  I refer to the concept that the
    >legal time and millennium is the time and millennium that is officially
    >proclaimed; if anyone disagrees they are wrong.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjoa
    Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    My oyster knife is Y2K compliant

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