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Y to K

Dear Boss:

I hope that I haven't misunderstood your instructions. To be honest, none of this "Y to K" problem makes any sense at all to me.

Nevertheless, I finished the conversion of all of the months on all the company calendars for next year, 2000.

The calendars have returned from the printer and are ready to be distributed with the following new months: Januark, Februark, Mak, and Julk.

I've also changed the following days: Mondak, Tuesdak, Wednesdak, Thursdak, Fridak, Saturdak and Sundak

In general, all references to "day" were changed to "dak" (e.g. "President's Dak"). And all references to "birthday" were changed to "birthdak" (e.g. "Washington's Birthdak"). 

I had a hard time deciding about "New Year's Day", "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day", "Yom Kippur", and "Hanukkah", but I finally changed them to "New Kear's Dak", "Martin Luther Ying, Jr. Dak", "Kom Yippur", and "Hanuyyah".

This has substantially raised our costs for wall calendars, desk calendars, and personal planner inserts. I guess everything I've been reading about "Y to K" being very expensive is true after all.


For part of my life, I was intimately involved in the Y2K problem. I worked on several Y2K projects, did consulting about the Y2K problem and spoke around the country, and a bit overseas, about the Y2K problem. This particular item is from that era.

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