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2010 not the start of new decade

IN your Editor’s Memo column entitled “Decade of hope: may be, may be not” Zimbabwe Independent January 8 to 14, the writer stated that 2010 is the start of a new decade. It is not.

Rather it is the last year of the decade that began with 2001. After all, the first year AD was not year 0, was it? It was 1 AD.

Do please try to think clearly and get things right. May I wish you a very happy next decade, which will begin on January 1 2011.

All the best!

John Curtis,
Wollongong, New South Wales,  

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