Y2K Humor

From: Bruce (bruceo@eagledesign.com)
Date: Tue Feb 09 1999 - 23:56:04 EET

Translated from Latin scroll dated 2BC
> Dear Cassius:
> Are you still working on the Y zero K problem? This change from BC to AD
> is giving us a lot of headaches and we haven't much time left. I don't
> know how people will cope with working the wrong way around. Having been
> working happily downwards forever, now we have to start thinking upwards.
> You would think that someone would have thought of it earlier and not
> left it to us to sort it all out at this last minute.
> I spoke to Caesar the other evening. He was livid that Julius hadn't
> done something about it when he was sorting out the calendar. He said
> he could see why Brutus turned nasty. We called in Consultus, but he
> simply said that continuing downwards using minus BC won't work and as
> usual charged a fortune for doing nothing useful. Surely we will not have
> to throw out all our hardware and start again? Macrohard will make yet
> another fortune out of this I suppose.
> The money lenders are paranoid of course! They have been told that all
> usury rates will invert and they will have to pay their clients to take
> out loans. Its an ill wind ......
> As for myself, I just can't see the sand in an hourglass flowing upwards.
> We have heard that there are three wise men in the East who have been
> working on the problem, but unfortunately they won't arrive until it's
> all over.
> I have heard that there are plans to stable all horses at midnight at the
> turn of the year as there are fears that they will stop and try to run
> backwards, causing immense damage to chariots and possible loss of life.
> Some say the world will cease to exist at the moment of transition.
> Anyway, we are still continuing to work on this blasted Y zero K problem.
> I will send a parchment to you if anything further develops.
> If you have any ideas please let me know,
> Plutonius
Bruce Okkema, Vice President
Eagle Design & Technology, Inc.
2437 84th Avenue
Zeeland, Michigan 49464
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