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    Re: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 1999 Dec 26, 4:41 PM

    You can start a millenium any time you please. The only one that matters is 
    the one designated by a specific millenium digit.
    Some maintain that millenia and centuries should start on xxxx1 years because 
    there "was no year zero". The calendar in use in teh
    western world was adopted in various countries in the 16th and 17th centuries, 
    so ther was no year 1600 either,. So what?
    Even the length of a millenium depends on your choice (arbitrary) of number 
    base. Fore example, if we choose hex numbers, we are
    only up to 8d0 at new years, not even one millenium.
    The pope has chose 2000, apparently for the very good reason that it increases 
    his chances of seeing it in. I can't think of a better
    Just remember to toast 1900 as well, just in case.  :-)
    On Sun, 26 Dec 1999 12:22:22 -0500, Paul Hirose wrote:
    >I hope everyone got a new almanac from Santa.
    >The list has been quiet lately, so I will throw a log on the fire.
    >What will be the first year of the new century (and millenium), 2000
    >or 2001?  I believe it's 2001, although that seems to be the minority
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    My oyster knife is Y2K compliant

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