is almost time, folks. 1999 is almost over, and now it’s time for
those daily news broadcasts about how we need to stock up on water and
matches and hide in our bunkers. Just remember to bring your Visor.
It will last
you until 6:28:15 a.m. on February 6, 2040. (Make sure you keep
your receipt!) It gets boring pretty quickly down there in the bunker,
so you’ll need to have the necessities on your Visor before you close
that hatch or else it’ll be a long eternity. I have listed below
several of the things you’ll need for your Visor while in your
Batteries (48) -- Good for many months of looking at your completely
-- You are going to be using that backlight a lot, so make the backlight
-- Read about the Apocalypse now so you will be ready
-- Cram as much of the site as possible into your 8MB Visor so you
will have plenty to read
-- Plan out how you are going to continue the species
Quest -- Only thing you can do now is wish you were someone else.
-- Keep that last copy of your favorite website for posterity
Long, Sharp Paper clip -- Just
in case you can’t go on any longer.
Module -- If you lose your programs, how are you going to get them
understands the concerns that people may have had about the Year 2000.
We are not going to explain why 1/1/2000 is not
the start of a new millennium. Yours truly will not be one of
the people joyously ringing in the new year. I will be at my other
job making sure there are no hiccups. As for VC, please rest assured that we
are doing everything possible so our website will be available at 01/01/00
00:00:00. Many websites have disclaimers about Year 2000 readiness.
This is the best Y2K statement
I have seen. I cannot hope to be as in-depth, but here is VisorCentral’s
Year 2000 Statement anyway:
VisorCentral (hereafter "VC"), a
publication of Peracto® Web Development,
hereby certifies that the website http://www.visorcentral.com
will continue to work on and after January 1, 2000, providing that the
Internet does not explode. In the event that the timestamps on the
website do not display properly, please understand that EST actually means
"estimated" and cannot be construed as the actual time. Because of
this, we ask that you do not set your thermonuclear devices to be in sync
with the servers that VC runs on. The staff at VC will do our best
to have a backup of the website in the event that our hard drive turns
to goo. If this does happen, rest assured that we will work around
the sundial to bring VC back online. We understand the importance
of obtaining up-to-the-minute Handspring® Visor™ news and reviews, and accessing
our wonderful Discussion Areas™.
VC shall not be held responsible in
the event that you do not remember how to turn on your Visor, did not receive
your visor, or were told a CSR Story™ that must be shared. We will
have VC back up just as soon as we can. Any financial loss
you suffer because VC was not functional will not be reimbursed by VC.