Google was founded in 1998. By the internet calendar, this is the year 0.
Years prior to this are known as BG, or Before Google. Years afterwards are known as AV, or Anno Vendi (which probably means something like Year of Advertising in Latin).
Humans went to the moon in the year 29 BG.
The code for Mastodon was first released in the year 18 AV.
@InvaderXan tfw. not 1970 as year zero.
@InvaderXan There is no year 0, it goes from 1 BG to 1AV.
potentially pedantic 1/2
@InvaderXan Regarding plausible translations for "advertising" in Latin, a word that comes pretty close is "praeconium", which according to Lewis & Short translates as "a publishing, celebrating, laudation, commendation", and relates with the practice of public criers (so "anno praeconiorum").
potentially pedantic 2/2
@InvaderXan Probably also "anno artis vendendi", ("in the year of the craft of selling") given that "vendo" means both "sell" and publicize" in the context of sales. Unfortunately "anno vendi" means "to be sold in the year".
@InvaderXan I take this as a joke, and that you don't really wish to deify Google.
@InvaderXan the fun part is that “CE” also works - commercial era (:
@InvaderXan I prefer to think of it as the 8199th day of the Eternal September.
@InvaderXan I would say it'd be more accurate to set Year 0 as starting on March 12, 1989, which was when the web started to be a thing, and that was and still is the internet's "killer app"
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