Re: 1 Year Till New Millennium

From: Ian Goddard (
Date: Wed Jan 05 2000 - 19:04:38 MST

J. R. Molloy ( wrote:

>>We've just started to read the last page of a 2000 page book.

>Everyone else read that page last year.
>On our 20th birthday, we've just *finished* reading the last page of a 20
page book.

  IAN: If a page = a year, then Jan 1, 2000 is
  not the end but the BEGINNING of page 2000
  where the first page is defined as page 1.

>We leave carrying that logic out to our 2,000th birthday as an exercise
for the reader.

  IAN: There is no year zero on the Gregorian calender. Also



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