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Old September 18 2013, 03:45 AM   #15
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Re: V'Ger 6 + "more than three hundred years"

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But the problem is that the way they handled the dates was misleading if that was their intent. Assigning an exact date gave readers the impression that that was meant to be the date
Then the readers didn't read too closely, because the book had disclaimers.

Instead of putting the Valiant launch in 2065, for example, maybe they should've just put it in a "Late 21st Century" section without being specific about the year. It would've been hard to fit it into the chronology format, true, but it would've been more truthful.
"ca." would have worked in a case like that, but where to draw the line? They could put "ca." in front of nearly every date in the book.
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