scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Millennium Thread
Marc Godbout (godbout@LANCAST.COM
Mon Nov 29 1999 - 11:01:09 CST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Summers [mailto:ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM]
> Quite a bit has come up about this millennium issue.
Yeah, and as an engineer, all scientific and mathematical and stuff, I
do agree that *mathematically speaking* the next century begins on
1/1/2001. However, I read an interesting viewpoint in the "Who Cares?"
dept. I happen to have been born on 1/15/58 at 9:43PM. Do I wait until
9:43 PM to celebrate and blow out the candles? Course not. Heck,
sometimes I just pick the closest Sunday. So the mathematician says
1/1/2001, but the engineer says that 1/1/2000 is "close enough". After
all; being off by 1 year out of 1000 is 99.9% accurate. Deal with it.
> I'm a scouter and if the gas
> stove doesn't
> work when I get home to cook my ducks, I'll pull out the
> Coleman or a dutch
That's one of the nice things about being involved with scouting (or
camping in general) - I've got this nice Y2K compliant stuff that's
pretty much ignorant of the whole problem.
SMA - Venture, Troop 98