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The Ballad of Y2K (2 digits for a date)
« on: April 12, 2018, 08:31:06 PM »
I am trying to find the audio of this song for so long and have had no luck.  Art Bell played it on the radio for sure.  Thats how I know of the song.  Its been stuck in my head for years.   Please help.   Its set to the tune of Gilligan's Island.

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
       Of the doom that is our fate,
       That started when programmers used
       Two digits for a date.
       Two digits for a date.
       
       Main memory was smaller then;
       Hard disks were smaller, too.
       "Four digits are extravagant,
       So let's get by with two.
       So let's get by with two."

etc.  Below link has all the lyrics.


http://www.gilligansisle.com/digits.html

Re: The Ballad of Y2K (2 digits for a date)
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 10:42:11 PM »
With gigabyyyyte,
And the scsi toooo,
The megabyyyyyyte,
And wifiiii
The windows movie player.
The processor and malware and...

Here on the gigabyte driiiiiiiiive.