The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.01262  Thursday, 20 January 2000.

From:           "Gabriel Egan" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 19 Feb 2000 22:18:31 -0000
Subject: 11.0106 Y2K or "It's a mystery."
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0106 Y2K or "It's a mystery."

Hardy wrote

> I send those digest, as I am sending these, from my
> home computer, which for some inexplicable reason
> reset itself to 1980. 1980 was not a particularly thrilling
> year nor was the decade much to be remembered.

It was a thrilling year for young William Gates III who was given-in the
form of a spectacularly generous licensing software arrangement-the
golden egg. For that reason, it is the year dot in Microsoft ideology,
and hence a machine which loses its sense of time (as yours did) is
reset to that year.

Gabriel Egan

[Editor's Note: Just for the record, Gabriel's message arrived dated
Saturday, 19 Feb 2000. I wonder what William Gates III has in store for
us on that date? --Hardy]

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