Letter: Millennium children

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Sir: Hooray for Dr Williams(letter, 15 December). I too am driven to distraction by the sheer ignorant stupidity with which virtually everyone accepts that 1999 is the last year of the present millennium. I can only presume that it is tied to the hype concerning the year 2000 and the possibility of some computer programs not coping.

R A STEEL

Caxton, Cambridgeshire

Sir: My daughter was born on 19 October this year; thus for 10 months of every year to come she will be the same age as the new millennium. If, as Dr Williams says, "none of us can lay claim to living in our 0th year", why is my bill for nappies so high?

LYNETTE CALDER

London SE12

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