An alternative strategy for Y2K

Recently I was remembering a much valued toy from my childhood, my Etch-A-Sketch!   It was then I suddenly figured why it was much valued, and I realised . . . .   

The following is a low cost alternative that addresses the Y2K (Year 2000) issue:    The goal is to remove all computers from the desktop by January, 2000.    Instead, everyone will be provided with an Etch-A-Sketch!   There are many sound reasons for doing this: 

1.        No Y2K problems 

2.        No technical glitches keeping work from being done. 

3.        No more wasted time reading and writing emails.

Frequently Asked Questions from the Etch-A-Sketch Help Desk:

Q:   My Etch-A-Sketch has all of these funny little lines all over the screen, what can I do?
A:   Pick it up and shake it.

Q:   How do I turn my Etch-A-Sketch off?
A:   Pick it up and shake it.

Q:   What's the shortcut for Undo?
A:   Pick it up and shake it.

Q:   How do I create a New Document window?
A:   Pick it up and shake it.

Q:   How do I set the background and foreground to the same color?
A:   Pick it up and shake it.

Q:   What is the proper procedure for rebooting my Etch-A-Sketch?
A:   Pick it up and shake it.

Q:   How do I delete a document on my Etch-A-Sketch?
A:   Pick it up and shake it.

Q:   How do I save my Etch-A-Sketch document?
A:   Don't shake it.


It's a little known fact that the Dark Ages were caused by unresolved Y1K issues.

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