Annual reminder that Y2K was a real problem, solved by countless nerds that did such a good job that everyone though it was just media hype.
Thanks old nerds!
@viTekiM Here's a news article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/01/opinion/01dutton.html?_r=0
My take: people *wanted* the world to end on y2k, because neoliberalism is corrosive and invisibly terrible.
@celesteh Interesting opinion piece. Thanks!
When I say it was real problem. I don't mean apocalyptic problem. I just mean people (myself included) did work to make sure 1999 didn't roll over to 1900. It wasn't fake. It was clearly blown out of proportion.
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