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    Re: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 1999 Dec 26, 8:35 PM

    And who are they to think they can overrule "the populace" in such a matter? 
    "Official timekeepers," indeed.
    It is, as another lister pointed out, nothing but an odometer rollover. 
    Official timekeepers can insert leapseconds to keep the earth orbit
    and rotation in agreement, but they have no "official" (officious?) authority 
    over what century, or millenium, anyone calls it.
    On Sun, 26 Dec 1999 16:21:08 -0800, Tony wrote:
    >The official timekeepers of the world are in agreement that the
    >3rd millenium begins January 1, 2001
    >However the populace appears to prefer year 2000 as the new beginning
    >hence that is what is press, radio and tv promoted.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    My oyster knife is Y2K compliant

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