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Dirty Boots: Twenty Years since Y2K

We all just knew something awful was going to happen, but that was also kind of cool. We were told that all of the computers were going to freak out and crash, including the ones in our cars, including the ones at the banks, when the double-digit year “99” tried unsuccessfully to flip over to “00.” The computers wouldn’t know what to do, and it was going to be apocalyptic. After midnight on January 1, 2000, we weren’t going to be able to buy groceries or turn on the heat.… Read more Dirty Boots: Twenty Years since Y2K