scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Wanted: SM Minute for the Millennium
Fri Nov 19 1999 - 15:53:32 CST
> From: Alan Houser <troop24@EMF.NET>
> Subject: Re: Wanted: SM Minute for the Millennium
> Someone wrote:
> >On 11/18/99, Alan Houser <troop24@EMF.NET> wrote:
> >>Have you thought about what you want to say for your final
> >>Scoutmaster's minute for the millennium?
> >That's a year away! :-) The new millenium doesn't start until January
> >1, 2001.
> A Scoutmaster's minute on the mathematical definition of a millennium
> is not what I had in mind.
Now THAT was funny !! all it needed was a smilie...
> In common usage, the decade of the 90's will end on 12/31/99, just as
> the decade of the 80's ended 10 years (a decade) earlier. While it may
> not be temporally precise,
what I call 'Data-speak' (as in ST,NG).
> a great many people are looking forward to
> the year 2000 as the start of a new millennium.
> To the many who have jumped on me with this little dispute, I would say,
> "Fine. Have your party a year later than everyone else."
> Besides, according to another calendar I use, it's already 5760.
> Now, for those of you with something helpful to contribute, I'm all
> ears (or eyes).
Smile, Alan. Surely you've already heard the tired response that
'it's not really the new millenium.'
Why would you be surprised that someone would bring it up here ?
T. W. Hess
ASM, Troop #41
Des Moines, Iowa
Alan R. Houser