Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1993 22:25:16 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: name that decade I think it was in TIME Magazine that I saw a question that is related to DEnnis' query about the aughties. How will we abbreviate the date? 1-1-00? 01/01/00? TIME editors pointed out that they had already used the double-aught. Do your university students understand 'aught' and 'naught'? I've come across convenience-story clerks (Caucasian) who don't know how much four bits would be. Ah, the old language! The younger generation! DMLance