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    Re: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 1999 Dec 27, 11:33 AM

    I think all this discussion about whether "the new millenium" begins on
    January 1, 2000 or on January 1, 2001 totally misses the point.  What
    people are celebrating is the year "clicking over" from 1999 to 2000, no
    more and no less.
    
    Remember when you were a teenager and the odometer on someone's car
    clicked over from 99999.9 to 00000.0?  That was a milestone in the life of
    that car, and a rather arbitrary milestone at that, but when I was a
    teenager we all thought it was a Big Deal! It's the same thing with the
    calendar. The turning of the year from 1999 to 2000 is an arbitrary
    milestone in the life of this planet, and it is a Big Deal because we all
    say that it is.
    
    Happy New Year!
    ----------------
    Chuck Taylor
    Everett, WA, USA
    

       
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