Thursday, December 31, 2009

Y2K-Ten years later

It will be the end of the world as we know it.

Do you remember where you were December 31,1999? Due to the shortsightness of computer makers, at the stroke of midnight, all computers will roll over to 1900 and turn themselves off because they didn't exist then. People bought and hoarded canned food, bottled water, kerosene, gasoline, batteries and candles. How would the computerless future look? Would anything you owned work?

Well, as we found out, all that pandamonium was unfounded. I won't call it a hoax, but possibly the most over hyped event that I can remember.

Were you prepared for Y2K or did you just go about life as normal?

1 comment:

Theresa said...

If I remember correctly, I was at work. I was part of the recovery team for the bank. I believe I worked until 1 a.m. and then had to be back in at 8 a.m. on the 1st to help re-establish communication to all the 'puters that we had to shut down.

Hoax, OH YEAH!!!