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TEOTWAWKI v2.0

The End Of The World As We Knew It

© 1998, 2000 Stephen Savitzky. Creative Commons by-nc-sa License Some Rights Reserved. .

Oh, there's no time to live like the present
As the millenium is drawing to its close
And I don't intend to say 
That we're facing Judgement Day
Because I don't want to sound like one of those
Who rant and rave that it's...
    The End Of The World As We Know It
    As computers all around us crash and burn;
    Let's go live off the land
    With our heads stuck in the sand
    While we're waiting for the century to turn.
Now it isn't that I never trust my vendors
And it's not that I'm preparing for the worst,
But even though they say  
That everything will be OK
I'm running backups on December thirtyfirst.
Then shutting down before...
My credit cards are probably compliant
But whenever there's confusion there's a chance.
Since their system might forget
The level of my debt
I'll be taking out a sizeable advance
I might get lucky at...
My banker and broker are certain
There's no chance that we're heading for a crash
But I'm taking all my stocks 
Out of my safe deposit box
And converting my securities to cash
Or maybe gold, before...
Now I don't want to sound like an alarmist,
But even though I wish that I could stay,
I have to go and pack 
Because I plan on looking back
As I'm heading for the hills on Judgement Day
To see the lights go out when it's...
    The End Of The World As We Know It
    As computers all around me crash and burn
    I'm gonna go live off the land
    With my head stuck in the sand
    While I'm waiting for the century to turn.
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IT departments spent their New Year's
Hunkered down and waiting for things to go wrong
But my Linux box stayed sane
So I went out and drank Champaigne;
Good thing I didn't listen to this song
'Cause after all you know...
    The End Of The World As We Knew It
    Didn't happen and there was no crash and burn
    Yes the partying was grand
    As midnight passed in every land
    And we waited for the century to turn.
No, the world didn't end as expected,
Our doomsday plans will simply have to wait
'Til to our surprise we find
Embedded systems lose their mind
In January, twenty-thirty-eight
When UNIX dates roll over on...

Where am I going? What am I doing in this handbasket?


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