> Richard Walker wrote: > > > Just a caution. The Millennium starts in 2001. > (Centuries go from 1 to 100 not 0 to 99.) >
We find ourselves with this problem because the Greco-Roman counting
system didn't include a zero.
Or as I used to say to my coworker, named De Metropolis, the Greeks didn't
know anything about nuthin'. . .
The concept of zero was invented by the Phonecians and named 'zero' by the
Arabs. Sorry, but I don't know when Europeans accepted zero as a number.
Should we have a dance for zeros?
Priscilla Burrage Vermont US