Re: What To Call the Next Decade

Subject: Re: What To Call the Next Decade
From: Karen_Mayer -dot- TOUCH_TECHNOLOGY -at- NOTES -dot- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 11:09:10 EST

If the years 1920-1929 are the 1920s, are the years 1910-1919 the 1910s?
Obviously, calling years 1900-1909 "the 1900s" would be too confusing
(since the entire century is referred to that way), how about "the first
decade of the 1900s?" Kinda long, but it's accurate. Same goes for
2000-2009 -- first decade of the -- what, 2000s? Of course, even if we
came up with a great label for those years, there's no guarantee it will
catch on. Whatever the masses call it is what it will be. (Who woulda
thought people would ever say "way cool?")

Speaking of which, I read somewhere that the 21st century doesn't
officially begin until 2001, not 2000 as most people believe. Can someone
verify or refute this with a reference? (I really don't remember where I
read it, but it surprised me.)

-- karen


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