Time goes on
- From: "Ian T." <itschaotic yahoo ca>
- To: <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Time goes on
- Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 08:54:07 -0800
Believe it or not but 8.02pm on February 20 this year will be a historic
moment in time.
It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of
bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will
happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen
As the clock ticks over from 8.01pm on Wednesday, February 20, time
for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to
be more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.
This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour
the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an
event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which
will never be repeated.
The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long
before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01am
January 10, 1001.
And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will
never happen again.
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