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Old 12-31-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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So when do you count the new decade as starting?
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:13 AM   #3
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Technically it's 1/1/2021 but for all practicality it's 1/1/2020
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How are you defining "the new decade"?

If you mean the 2020s, it starts tomorrow. Decade references do not have to line up with 1-relative centuries, even though there is no year zero.
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Technically it's 1/1/2021 but for all practicality it's 1/1/2020
Agree, so 1/1/2020 is my poll answer
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:23 AM   #6
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Depends on how you view things. Are you an assembly head or a COBOL jock?

Me, I'm a assembly guy so it's relative to zero.
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Me, I'm a assembly guy so it's relative to zero.
I dream in hexadecimal, so I hear you. BUT... This is not a hill I want to fight on.

So I vote 2020.
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For me, the new decade starts tomorrow, for two reasons.

The beginning of the "zero" year should be the start of the decade just looking at the numbers.

When referring to a decade, people will automatically say "the twenties" so any year beginning with that number would qualify.
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Sometime it’s easier to make a point when we use one, and other times backtsting data fits better when we use the other, so I think we should all be flexible. Whatever works best at that moment.
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:02 PM   #10
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There was a year zero - but it didn’t amount to anything.
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It starts tomorrow, If you count forward from Dec 31 2009;

-Jan 2010=1
-Jan 2011=2
-Jan 2012=3
-Jan 2013=4
-Jan 2014=5
-Jan 2015=6
-Jan 2016=7
-Jan 2017=8
-Jan 2018=9
-Jan 2019=10
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Tomorrow is 12 Nivôse CCXXVIII. So, no, it doesn't start anything, let alone a new decade.
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I went with 2021 as I think that is the technically correct answer.

A year or so prior to the start of the 21st century I really hoped some momentum would build for the "correct" start of the century being January 1, 2001. If society would have jumped on the January 1, 2001 bandwagon it would have been the start of good tradition in my mind. But at the time we had such a large number of issues related to Y2K, and maybe the popularity of Prince's song 1999, that there was no turning back!

So put me in the category of There Is No Year Zero! But that doesn't stop me from partying with the best of them.
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Tomorrow is 12 Nivôse CCXXVIII. So, no, it doesn't start anything, let alone a new decade.
Aw man, I gotta check my watch...it reads 5-Jumada al-awwal-1441.
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If you describe a decade like "the third decade of the 21st century," then it doesn't begin until January 1, 2021. If you describe a decade like "the 2020s," then it doesn't begin until January 1, 2020.
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Technically it's 1/1/2021 but for all practicality it's 1/1/2020
Philosophically, time is just a concept.

But I'm going with 1/1/2020 .
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We already had roaring 10s. Can we also have roaring 20s?
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Depends on when you started counting.

OR there is this, but consider the source... https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/21/us/wh...rnd/index.html
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