Subject: Y2K #001 - NORTHERN HAWK OWL Date: Jan 2 12:49:42 2000 From: Jim McCoy - jfmccoy at earthlink.net
Yes, everybody *does* understand the technical point, but hey, vox populi has spoken pretty clearly here.
Our system of time reckoning is completely arbitrary anyway, and there's nothing magical about the number of laps the earth has taken around the sun since we started counting -- other cultures started counting at different times.
No, what's really interesting is simply that leading digit in front of the year, and it now says "2" instead of "1". You're welcome to wait a year for your millennium, but ours started yesterday...
Jim McCoy jfmccoy at earthlink.net Redmond, WA
-----Original Message----- From: Susi and Dale [mailto:susidale at home.com] Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2000 9:55 AM To: jfmccoy at earthlink.net; Pterodroma at aol.com; tweeters at u.washington.edu; dipper at inch.com Subject: Re: Y2K #001 - NORTHERN HAWK OWL
Does everybody understand that the "new millennium" will not begin until January of 2001? Sorry if it hurts any feelings, but the century/millennium didn't change yet.
----- Original Message ----- From: Jim McCoy <jfmccoy at earthlink.net> To: <Pterodroma at aol.com>; <tweeters at u.washington.edu>; <dipper at inch.com> Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2000 2:50 AM Subject: RE: Y2K #001 - NORTHERN HAWK OWL
> Congratulations, Richard! This is a terrific story. I had > contemplated sending out a message asking after people's > millennium birds, but never got around to it. I was mildly > pleased to hear and subsequently see a flicker for my first, > instead of the crow I was expecting, especially since it was > one of my first favorites as a child. I knew somebody out > there could surely do better than that, but I didn't dream > anyone would come up with something so good as a northern > hawk owl! If you could live long enough, you'd still be > bragging about this one at the next millennium. ;) > > So, OK, anybody else out there have a good first bird for the > new millennium? We'll have to concede the "#1 #1" to Richard, > but let's have some honorable mentions... > > Jim McCoy > jfmccoy at earthlink.net > Redmond, WA > > >