OT: Happy Holidays

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sat Dec 25 14:37:16 1999

On Dec 25, 17:28, Tony Duell wrote:

> But that's not the calendar we all use. The 19th century ended on
> 31/12/1900, and the 20th centrury started on 01/01/1901. That's within
> living memory (just). Now, if you can honestly justify a century of 99
> years, I'd love to know how.
> Celebrate the year 2000 if you want. But don't call it the start of the
> next millennium.

The "official" line here is shown in the banner on the Royal Observatory
Greenwich's page, amongst other places:

"2000 is the Millennium Year. The New Millennium officially starts on 1
Jan 2001."

I guess that's official speak for "We have to go along with the
ignoramuses. However, we know they're wrong" :-)

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Sat Dec 25 1999 - 14:37:16 GMT

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