Perceived Y2K problems

Alan Clegg abc at
Wed Dec 1 03:04:43 UTC 1999

> I seem to recall data from california, where a good number of handsets get
> knocked off-hook during earthquakes. AFAIK no switch ever crashed as a
> result of the load.

But the phone system in Raleigh, North Carolina crashed for a day when
Garth Brooks tickets went on sale by phone.  No matter where you called,
you got a busy signal IF you managed to get a dial-tone at all.

The richer you are, the more you should shop at a 7-11. Your time is valuable.
You pay a little extra at a 7-11 to save time. If your time is really valuable,
you cannot afford to shop at Wal-Mart for standard items.

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