Y2K... Am I ready?

Last night, as I lay in bed about ready to drop off to sleep, I suddenly was hit
with a terrifying thought…

“What if my unicycle is NOT Y2K compliant?!!!”

Does anyone have any good ways to test for compatibilty? I hope I’m not
perceived as being paranoid, but no Uni-riding past the year 2000 is an awful
thought, no matter how remote the chance.

Thanks in advance to all, Hugh Allison

PS- it’s good to know that there’s at least one thing we can count on past
1/1/2000…Uni on!<g

RE: Y2K… Am I ready?

It all depends on when your uni was programmed and whether you have kept its
software updated to the latest revisions over the years. Please check with you
uni manufacturer.

>-----Original Message----- From: Hugh Allison [SMTP:HAllison@CWholesale.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 3:23 PM To: Unicycle Newsgroup (E-mail)
>Subject: Y2K… Am I ready?
>
>Last night, as I lay in bed about ready to drop off to sleep, I suddenly was
>hit with a terrifying thought…
>
>“What if my unicycle is NOT Y2K compliant?!!!”
>
>Does anyone have any good ways to test for compatibilty? I hope I’m not
>perceived as being paranoid, but no Uni-riding past the year 2000 is an awful
>thought, no matter how remote the chance.
>
>Thanks in advance to all, Hugh Allison
>
>
>PS- it’s good to know that there’s at least one thing we can count on past
>1/1/2000…Uni on!<g>
>

RE: Y2K… Am I ready?

> It all depends on when your uni was programmed and whether you have kept its
> software updated to the latest revisions over the years. Please check with you
> uni manufacturer.
> >
> >“What if my unicycle is NOT Y2K compliant?!!!”

Most unicycle manufacturers (like most big corporations) will not make any
direct guarantees about the Y2K compatibility of their unicycling products. This
is of course due to liability concerns and with the decision of just what
exactly is the meaning of “Y2K compliant”. And what is the meaning of “is”?

Most unicycles should still function satisfactorily on 1/1/2000 (and on
1/1/2001 for you ultra-nerds). Your main area of concern should be in rider
compatibility; are your brain and riding skills Y2K compliant? What happens
when your mental “date odometer” turns over?

Picture this scenario: On 1/1/2000 your electricity and water don’t work. The
phone doesn’t work, so you can’t call your friends for a ride. Even the electric
gate at the nearby wilderness park won’t work because it’s on a timer (just
climb over).

On the first work day of the new year, the subways won’t be running because the
system computers don’t know what day it is. Your car won’t start because the
ignition chip is confused. Your local bus system is on strike because the
workers know their pay isn’t being computed. Traffic lights don’t work and
nobody knows why, because why should a traffic light care what year it is?

What does this mean? Your unicycle to the rescue! Zipping between the stalled
cars & busses, a unicycle can be the perfect year 2000 survival machine. Until
the world gets put back together, you’ll still be able to get to work
(hopefully you can do something there), and not be stranded like your
non-unicycling friends.

So here is the marketing idea that might finally bring unicycles into the
consumer mainstream. Any investors want to get in early?

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

Re: Y2K… Am I ready?

You probably better check that little trip computer you may have mounted to the
seat and wheel. It may end up saying you have gone nowhere. Might better check
the small light you may use for night riding too…it might have an embedded
chip that could cause it to shut down on your
12/31/99 midnight ride…wouldn’t want to get stuck out in the dark now
would we???

On Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:23:09 -0500 Hugh Allison
<HAllison@CWholesale.com> writes:
>Last night, as I lay in bed about ready to drop off to sleep, I suddenly was
>hit with a terrifying thought…
>
>“What if my unicycle is NOT Y2K compliant?!!!”
>
>Does anyone have any good ways to test for compatibilty? I hope I’m not
>perceived as being paranoid, but no Uni-riding past the year 2000 is an awful
>thought, no matter how remote the chance.
>
>Thanks in advance to all, Hugh Allison
>
>
>PS- it’s good to know that there’s at least one thing we can count on past
>1/1/2000…Uni on!<g>
>
>

Re: Y2K… Am I ready?

Hugh worried:
>“What if my unicycle is NOT Y2K compliant?!!!”

I’d take the seat off and turn it around. Now you will be moving backwards.
With luck, the uni won’t suspect anything and you’ll be all set for the
next 99 years.

-Rick

Heh, sorry to resurect an old thread but I thought it was funny…:wink:

You have nothing better to do than dig up old threads? :roll_eyes:

It is funny now. It was sort of scary back then.

it was never scary!!!
and why was she worring about her uni being non y2k compliant like a year before y2k?

I didn’t dig it up really, it was in the “related threads” thing at the bottom of another thread I was looking at.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

maybe gilby should move this to jc?
cause by the time this is ever relaveant again, well it will be y3k then, we will all be dead, and mr will have like a billion posts, but what thread was it at the bottom of litldude?

I don’t remember, I was at school like an hour early so I had nothing to do. You guys can just let the thread die again.