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Re: Countdown to the Millennium
- Subject: Re: Countdown to the Millennium
- From: Todd <email@example.com>
- Date: 15 Jul 1999 11:06:25 -0500
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This discussion reminds me of a humorous countdown I saw in a usenet
.signature on an engineering newsgroup:
"Just 536 days until people quit saying the "real millenium" hasn't
"mike_daly" <email@example.com> writes:
> I agree that you should celebrate whenever you like, but know what you are
> celebrating for. What would it be like to celebrate your 50th birthday a
> year early ;) The people saying that this is the end of the millennium when
> it is not is a pet peeve of mine.
> Doug O'Neal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > mike_daly <email@example.com> wrote in article
> > <#CnV8Etz#GA.328@cpmsnbbsa05>...
> > > Fun and all aside, the next millennium does not start until Jan. 1st
> > 2001.
> > > All the countdown that you have is to tell us when the year 2000 ends.
> > That
> > > is not the start of the next millennium. Remember there is no year 0 in
> > the
> > > calendar.
> > OK -- seriously off topic, but this is a slight pet peeve of mine.
> > Basically: it don't really matter; celebrate whenever you'd like. Heck,
> > celebrate twice if you'd like. The system of numbering years that we
> > use wasn't set up until something like 500 AD, by a monk who looked
> > historical records and attempted to count the years since Jesus' birth.
> > was almost certainly off by a few years anyway. So there may have been no
> > year 0, but there was no year 300 AD either, at least not for the people
> > living then.
> > Doug
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> > Asst. Prof. of Physics, West Liberty State College ... and Penn State fan
> > http://www.cobweb.net/~doneal
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