Y2K + 1
(?) January 2nd, 2001

Well, here it is, the real new millennium.  My New Year's resolution is to update this site more often.  Who knows if it will stick?  I also pledged to quit smoking last year, and I haven't been able to stick to that.  Stay tuned, and you'll see if I keep to this new one.  

So, now we can look back on the Y2K stuff and laugh our collective asses off.  I know I am.  

We know that nothing major happened during the switch-over to 2000, defying all reactionary logic (if there is such a thing).  Y2K was a major bust, just like the Halley's Comet nonsense that follows that celestial body every 75 years.  But not everyone agrees on that.  

If you talk to a computer nerd (er...sorry, IT consultant), he'll tell you that the reason Y2K didn't cause our computers to leap to life and eat us was because he and his brave cronies were spending billions of dollars and thousands of hours slaving away in front of computer screens, working on our behalf so that the switch from 1999 to 2000 passed away with a whimper.  

I don't know if that's true, and frankly, I don't care.  These guys want the credit for saving civilization, probably out of some need for exoneration after being made fun of for most of their short, CRT-stained lives.  They won't get it from here.

This is our chance to laugh at our fellow human beings who bought the craze and are now very, very embarrassed.  Well, they should be. 

People who stocked up for Y2K are still using their supplies

Y2K quick fixes spark new upgrades

Links are to CNN's website. 

OK, now, everyone together:




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