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Re: Y2K or "It's a mystery."
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0150  Monday, 24 January 2000.

[1]     From:   Ed Taft <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2000 13:52:11 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Y2K?

[2]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 2000 23:24:45 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0132 Re: Y2K or "It's a mystery."

[3]     From:   Laura Fargas <
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        Date:   Sunday, 23 Jan 2000 01:01:07 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0132 Re: Y2K or "It's a mystery."


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From:           Ed Taft <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2000 13:52:11 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Y2K?

Dear Hardy et al:

Gee, who is this "Dr. Charles Marx" that Hardy quotes at length?  He
sounds just like Karl (or is it Carl?)!  On the other hand, maybe it's a
pseudonym for Groucho, or Harpo, or Zeppo or Gummo, or Chico?

--Ed Taft

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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 2000 23:24:45 -0000
Subject: 11.0132 Re: Y2K or "It's a mystery."
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0132 Re: Y2K or "It's a mystery."

Marilyn Bonomi

> Bah!  It has nothing to do with Microsoft; it's the year the
> PC was created and part of being PC compatible is
> keeping that part of the BIOS the same.

My PC compatible, non-Y2K-compliant-BIOS, machine doesn't fall back to
1980 under Linux or CPM, only under DOS/Windows. (As Hardy noticed, I
keep it a month ahead of time to take advantage of the warmer weather.)

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Laura Fargas <
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Date:           Sunday, 23 Jan 2000 01:01:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 11.0132 Re: Y2K or "It's a mystery."
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0132 Re: Y2K or "It's a mystery."

>I will note that the digests were prepared during the Washington, DC,
>area's first major snow storm of the season -- insert Washingtonians
>and snow jokes -- causing glare on my computer monitor. The correct
>numbering should be as follows: 11.01256 = 11.0126, 11.01257 =
>11.0127, 11.01258 = 11.0128, 11.01259 = 11.0129, 11.1260 = 11.0130,
>11.1261 = 11.0131, and 11.01262 = 11.0132. Does this get me off the
>hook? --Hardy]

May I have your permission to try this explanation with OMB? I'm in
Washington, I work in an office with a window taking up most of the
southern wall which casts light on my computer screen all day long. I
would love to increase my agency's budget (or my salary!) by an order of
magnitude during the first snow every year.

Laura Fargas

[Editor's Note: By all means. Marx and Lennon forever (Groucho and John
that is), Hardy]
 

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