Humans also argued endlessly over whether the second millenium began
Jan. 1 2000 or Jan 1 2001. Also every 10 years.
And humans over the years have counted in quie a few different ways. 60
minutes to the hour or 360 degrees to a circle did not come from decimal
Incidentally, I think Stephen Jay Gould wrote a whole book on when the
millenium woudl start. I've got it around the house someplace, but never
got around to reading it (or don't remember) before my eyesight crashed.
Have I mentioned on this list that in medieval and ancient europe, in
India, and in China until recent times they didn't measure events by
time but mefasured time by events. Thus in medieval europe, there were
only two days in the whole year in which an hour consisted of 60 minutes
-- the spring & fall equoxes.
> Are we humans, are we computers?
> Humans count from 1 to 10, and they consider zero as the neutral element
> of addition.
> Humans are not based on binary, digital processing: they use fully
> analog cloud computing hard wired in the brains.
> Unsurpassed technology...
> On 02/01/2010 17:16, Carrol Cox wrote:
> > Computers count 0 to9 not 1 to 10. So maybe it is the first post.
> > Carrol
> > Melusina wrote:
> >> Sorry pals,
> >> the decade will start in 2011 !!!!
> >> Bye F
> >> On 02/01/2010 13:46, Rickard A. Parker wrote:
> >>> We'll see.
> >>> Happy New Year.