Welcome to the year 2000

Well the zero hour came and went with no ill effects. Susan and I, along with my brother, Randy, watched the festivities on TV and The Net from my house. Sometime around midnight we popped the cork on a bottle of cheap champagne and toasted the New Year. We had a few laughs at how many media and marketing people still thought that this was the beginning of a new millennium. Even stranger, at least one news network was claiming that this was beginning of the second millennium (off by 999 years instead of just 1 like everyone else!). The local news indicated that a large fine had been implemented to prevent people from firing their guns in the air (hey! If you can’t fire your guns in the air to celebrate the New Year in Texas, what’s the world coming too!).

All the servers at NCC are still up and running. The phones kept working, the grid stayed up. We’ve noticed lots of minor problems since. The next morning at Le Peep, the waiter left us a check with a date of 1/1/20. The Paramount web site said the next Voyager episode would air on 1/1/1900. The Swiss atomic clock pegged the date at 1/1/19100. I’m sure we’ll find more such annoyances in the coming months and I expect the world will be cleaning up the mess for the next year.

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