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    Re: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Tony S
    Date: 1999 Dec 26, 5:21 PM

    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.
    >From USNO:
    The 21st Century and the 3rd Millennium - When Will They Begin?
    See more at  http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/faq/docs/millennium.html
    Rodney Myrvaagnes wrote:
    > 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
    > one.
    > 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
    > >position.
    > >
    > Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    > Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    > My oyster knife is Y2K compliant

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