Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Damien Broderick <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I'm planning to renumber the years, after my coup, from the agricultural
> > revolution (call it 8000 BC), to get rid of all those poor people living
> > backwards: e.g. Plato/Platon, b. 428, d. 348.
> So we are approaching the year 10,000? Wow, not just a millennial
> celebration then! :-)
Yes, but now the Y2K problem becomes a Y10K problem, and we have to shift from 4-digit year fields to 5-digit year fields.