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Y2K Letter

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    EXCERPT

    Dear Sir,
    The cultural vacuum at the heart of the Millennium Dome project becomes clearer by the week. The absence of any serious consideration of time from discussion of ‘Dome content’ is all the more astonishing given the Greenwich site. Amongst those involved in the organization of this extravagant monument, can there really be no one in any way stimulated by the unparalleled historical riches concentrated at the zero-meridian? Surely the fascinating story of chronometry, horology, astronomy, and navigation has some relevance to an event that centrally concerns international conventions of timekeeping and measurement?…