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Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..

by Illuminatus (Curate)
on Jan 14, 2011 at 15:08 UTC ( #882351=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..

Most of the initial answers don't make a lot of sense. With the exception of zentara, for whom time runs backwards as often as it runs forwards, it would not be possible to 'look forward' to years who's significance was not predicted ahead of time.

For me, the year 2000. I cleaned up as a consultant, holding the hand of various paranoid customers worried about Y2K...

fnord


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Re^2: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by poulhs (Beadle) on Jan 15, 2011 at 17:18 UTC
    > it would not be possible to 'look forward' to years who's significance was not predicted ahead of time.

    Why not? Noone says anything about that 'looking forward' to such a year has anything to do with the significance (that wasn't predicted),..

    I looked forward to the year I met my spouse, but the reason that I looked forward to that specific year had nothing to do with her...

Re^2: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Jan 18, 2011 at 14:47 UTC
    I should have been more specific. I was really only referring to most of the numeric date years. You couldn't 'look forward' to 1492, when the event that is most identified with that year could not have been known ahead of time. Ditto 1776 and 1941. You could make the case for 2001 and 2010, based on AC Clarke's books, though. Few people 'look forward' to the year they stop drinking before they finally make the decision, ditto the divorce option. Just picking nits...

    fnord

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