Now, I don't know how many times this has to be said, but I'm gonna say it again: the Y2K problem is NOT a technical problem. The technical stuff is easy. It's the roaming mobs of starving maniacs that's a little hard to deal with.
Anyways, I found this particular Y2K site on MSN.com especially noxious and
cloying. First off, it doesn't talk about the "Y2K problem." No, it's the "Y2K
challenge." Turn that frown upside-down, sour puss! This is a chance
for personal growth.
Next, it's got a ton of helpful hints to make sure your own personal PC isn't
going to crash on 1/1/2000. Well, whoopity-doo-dah-day. The main use for your
PC after Y2K isn't going to be for balancing your checkbook -- it's going to be
for barricading your doors. HINT: you can cut someone's throat with a shard of
The worst part is that it's got lots of SICK finger-pointing from a Microsoft
perspective. Like, is the only mention of Linux ever on an MS site the
article "Is Linux Y2K compliant?"? What the hell is that about?
If you want some good gallows humor, check it out. Enjoy MSN while you can.