FFfAW – Frozen

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Frozen

I never tire of the view, forever frozen on the screen.

See, time stopped. We all knew it would, and it did. Y2K and all that had been blasting the airwaves for months.

12:00 GMT, January 1, 2000; and every monitor in the world froze. Same Image, same time. The world stopped. We stopped. In a million cities we stared at screens, all with this same serene picture.

Was it heaven? Did the rapture come and leave us behind?

12:00 GMT, January 1, 2007… We’re still here. Same image, same time. Did the rapture come and leave us behind?

(94wc)

Y2K = For those who do not remember, the turn of the millenium was believed to be the end of the computerized world as we knew it. People were in a panic believing that our entire electrical and computer related grids would come to a crashing halt just as ball dropped on the new year 2000.

GMT = Greenwich MeanTime. The clock by which most computers of the era were set by.

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9 thoughts on “FFfAW – Frozen

  1. This is excellent! Very creative and makes one think. That Y2K was a big joke! So much money was spent on the Y2K scare (including the company I worked for). You story and writing is great!

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  2. I remember the scare. The whole world watched and breathed a sigh of relief as Sydney Australia celebrated the new millennium… and stayed lit!
    Thank you for the walk down memory lane!

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