Check out my city's hilarious (or scary) viewpoints on Y2K as the year has gone on...greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
My city is Plano, TX. I have visited the city web site from time to time in the past year to see if there is any useful information (HA!). Today I see this: articles on the progress of the Y2K situation with the city. The progression of subjects is what I found both funny and scary at the same time:
Feb. 99--"Y2K Compliance Readiness" March 99--"Y2K Update" May 99-"Y2K Update June 99--"Y2K Alarm System Check" (for your house's alarm system) June 99--"Y2K Contingency Planning" August 99--"Y2K Do's and Don'ts" Sept. 99--"Reporting Y2K Problems" (including such things as what to do if you come to a street light that isn't working and the web address for the Red Cross)
Nothing since then.
The address for these articles is (sorry don't know how to hot link)
-- Preparing (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 18, 1999
One of the best ones I've seen in this regard was a question contained in Nextel's list of "Year 2000 Frequently Asked Questions."
"At midnight on December 31, 1999, if my phone does not work, is there a number I can call?"
Humans are silly. Yes indeed, we are. All of us, at one time or another.
-- Marianne Michaels (email@example.com), October 18, 1999.
Isn't Steve Heller from Plano?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 18, 1999.
I lived in Plano for about a year, but I'm not "from" there, and I don't live there anymore.
-- Steve Heller (email@example.com), October 19, 1999.
I am not from Plano, either. I grew up in a different suburb of Dallas. But I have lived in Plano for the last two years, and will be here in 74 days, as well. Don't know if that is good or bad.
-- Preparing (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 19, 1999.