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Byline: Commander Coconut
Is it really 2003? Can the infamous Y2K be that long ago? Remember Dec. 31, 1999? Everyone was a bit edgy. Here at the Orlando Sentinel, every staffer had to work that night because no one knew what to expect. Would everything crash? Would the world end? And if the world ended, who would read our special Y2K edition?
Nothing happened, and we were left with a boring Y2K section about the most overrated holiday of them all _ after Halloween and Valentine's Day _ New Year's Eve.
I wanted to have a T-shirt made up that said "I was here all night, and all I had to do was write one lousy headline."
Anyhow, it's the first Friday of the year, a time for cleansing and purging (doesn't that sound awful?) and for renewal and other junk. Blah-blah-blah. Whatever.
For me, every Jan. 3 column is a clearinghouse, dealing with old business …