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19 Year Anniversary of Year 2000 (Parody Revisit)

Updated on October 28, 2019

A Blast from the Past

What were you doing 10 years ago?
What were you doing 10 years ago?

Y2K 10th Anniversary

Can you believe that the much publicized Year 2000 computer glitch preparation is now going on its 19th anniversary!? I wonder how many of this readership was involved in "defusing" the massive computer failure that was predicted, but failed to materialize for the most part.

I personally fielded I don't know how many phone calls from concerned telecommunications clients. Business critical applications (like phones!) of were, at minimum, close to the top of infrastructure concerns.

Thus, I dedicate "T'was the Night Before Year 2000" below, which is a parody of "T'was the Night Before Christmas" to anyone who worked these issues. Happy New Year! -- Laura in Denver

T'was the Night Before Year 2000

T'was the night before 2000, when all through the room
The services folks felt impending doom.
Tier 3 sat close to their phones without glee
With fears they'd light up like a bright Christmas tree.

At their desks with glum faces sat all of Tier 4
Awaiting the calls they all had fear for.
As Eleven PM did slowly tick by, 
Engineers feared their pagers would soon give a cry.

As the clock passed half hour, the effects could be seen
Faces more dour and tempers getting mean.
At 11:45, the tension was mounting
Fingers tapped tables, as all were down-counting.

"Hello, LL Bean! MBNA!
Have you felt the effects Of Year 2K?"
"Are the phones operational, the call center intact?
We've noticed no problems, ourselves in fact."

At 12:45, our customers said
"It's working just fine. Now, go back to bed!"
Let us all join hands and give each other a hug.
And pray we've escaped the Millenium Bug.

Y2K -- A Blast from the Past

At this time of year, many of us think back to previous years and look forward to the next. In looking back, remembering anniversaries is often useful or at least an entertaining "blast from the past".

What "blast from the past" will we be remembering 10 years from now? -- Laura in Denver


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