Remember The Turn of the Century?
Everyone expected a disastrous failure of our computer systems and internet when 1999 turned to 2000. Rumors flew. People prepared for the worst. Jokes grew out of the bedlam...that never materialized. Here's one of the best from the prestigous Texas A&M Aggies:
Our staff has completed the 18 months of work on time and on budget. We have gone through every line of code in every program in every system. We have analyzed all databases, all data files, including backups and historic archives, and modified all data to reflect the change.
We are proud to report that we have completed the "Y-to-K" date change mission, and have now implemented all changes to all programs and all data to reflect your new standards: Januark, Februark, March, April, Mak, June, Julk, August, September, October, November, December. As well as: Sundak, Mondak, Tuesdak, Wednesdak, Thursdak, Fridak, Saturdak.
trust that this is satisfactory, because to be honest, none of this
And what does the year 2000 have to do with it? Speaking of which, what do you think we ought to do next year when the two digit year rolls over from 99 to 00?
We'll await your direction.
Turn of the Century