remember with nostalgia the “Y2K” paranoia. In the neighbourhood where I
lived, it was rumoured that as soon as it was midnight of the last day
of the year 1999, things would dramatically change – some watches would
stop, certain devices would malfunction, and deaths could possibly
happen. So many folks ate up their food supplies in preparation for
their deaths. Some pulled off the batteries from their clocks and other
As a 19 year-old then, I watched the incongruity of it all with
pitiful glee. I guess it was because I didn’t understand it. I hadn’t
even seen a computer as at then, not even to talk about understanding
it. So the whole digitalization message made no sense. Y2K became a buzz
word. Being Y2K compliant became a fad, a mark of distinction leaning
intransigently into social stratification.
That’s what change brings: paranoia, apprehension, fear, curiosity, excitement, denial. Many adjectives to fill a bucket.
In this age, information is the ruler; the cash-spinning omelet.
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