Vincent R. Johns (email@example.com) wrote: : > Kumar Yelubandi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: : > > The THIRD millenium arrives on January 1 : > > of 3000...and is well-settled by January 1 of 3001, when the
Here, third millenium implies the third millenium _year_ which, of course, being counted arrives on 01/01/3000. It's all about semantics. Third millenium may also be defined as the interval to from 01/01/2001 to 01/01/3001...in the measured sense... and which arrives on 01/01/2001.
: > > luggage arrives...making the arrival complete. Much like : > > the first annum, which arrives in 1 AD, and is officially : > > set in place by January 1 of 2 AD. And the first millenium, : > > which arrives on January 1 of 1000. : > > Remember, if you count, you must count throughout. : > > If you measure, you must measure throughout. : > > The first annum is counted on 1 AD, January 1. : > > The first decade is counted on 10 AD. : > > The first century is counted on 100 AD. : > > The first millenium is counted on 1000 AD. : > > The second millenium is counted on 2000 AD. : > > The third millenium is counted on 3000 AD. [...] : > > The first annum measured...2 AD, January 1. : > > The first century measured...101 AD. : > > The first millenium measured...1001 AD. : > > The second millenium measured...2001 AD. : > > The third millenium measured...3001 AD. [...] : So am I. Most of these posts have been off (if at all) by at : most 1 year. Few have missed it by three orders of magnitude : more than that! :-)
Well...it all depends on the semantics used, no? And I've been true to the semantics I have used, barring mental typos.
Cheers from... Zookumar, who will celebrate the changing of the millenium only once and on 31/12/1999. And who'll shake his head at those that admit a false sense of quantification on essentially descriptive measures of time...tho' I'll probably celebrate with them anyways. I mean, really, quantification requires accurate starting points, as opposed to appointed ones...as is the case with the Gregorian calendar.