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Re: More Y2K humor

  • From: Peter Murray
  • Date: Fri Jan 07 15:12:05 2000

--On Sun, Jan 2, 2000 10:31 AM -0500 Peter Murray <pem@po.cwru.edu> wrote:
> --On Sat, Jan 1, 2000 8:01 PM -0500 Peter Murray <pem@po.cwru.edu> wrote:
>> Given all of the hype, we couldn't help but wonder what would really
>> happen if our web server thought it was 1900.  So last night (promptly at
>> midnight EST) we rolled to the CWRU circa 1900 page:
> 
> Well, unfortunately, the administration asked us to change it back.
> Perhaps they have no sense of humor -- it is hard to tell at this point
> (we'll find out Tuesday).  In any case, the home page is restored, but if
> you didn't see it in the 33 hours it was up you can see what the page
> would have looked like at:
> 
>   <http://www.cwru.edu/y2k-home.html>

One more message on this topic.  Apparently our little joke fooled Wired
Magazine and The Washington Post.  Our PR department issued a press release
about it:

 <http://www.cwru.edu/pubaff/univcomm/y2k-joke.htm>

which references:

 <http://www.wired.com/news/y2k/0,1360,33397,00.html>
 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/2000-01/04/055l-010400-idx.ht
ml>


Peter
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Peter Murray, Library Systems Manager                    pem@po.cwru.edu
Digital Media Services                 http://www.cwru.edu/home/pem.html
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio          W:216-368-8834






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