31st December 1999
The countdown begins… 10, oh this is so exciting! 9, I can’t believe it, a new millennium only happens like once 1000 years! 8, Have we got the blubby ready, does everyone have a glass? 7, but hold on! Will the computers be able to cope with the change of the clock? 6, what will the world be like without computers! 5, no computer games, no MSN!! 4, How will I talk to my friends ever again! 3. What about everything else, what if the whole of the country’s infrastructure collapses? 2, Traffic lights don’t work, the whole nation plunged into darkness, civil unrest, looting, anarchy, the end of the world as we know it, society entirely destroyed by a computer glitch!! 1, CURSE YOU MILLENNIUM BUG!!! CURSE YOU FOR RUINING MY LIFE AND THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!!
Happy New… Forget that, check the flipping computer, check the computer! Is it working? It’s working, it’s working hallelujah, we’re saved!
1st January 2000
I feel like such a moron, I can’t believe I ever fell for that Millennium bug nonsense.
If you weren’t there, you can’t believe, but 15yrs ago a lot of people were genuinely terrified that the world as we knew it would end because our computers couldn’t tell the difference between the year 2000 and 1900. And we think people who thought Jesus was coming back in the year 1000 were a bit silly, I bet they’re laughing their pants off at us now.