Y2K, Year 200

Etch-A-Sketch Y2K Policy

Background: confounded by problems in making Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT servers and workstations Y2K compliant, technical personnel at one organization were presented with an alternative: replace everything with Etch-A-Sketch units. Note: EaS = Etch-a-Sketch


Let's just drop the whole Windows idea and go to Etch-A-Sketch. An Etch-A-Sketch should be Y2K compliant.
I don't see a Y2K certification on their Web site.
They have a Web site?
Aren't you worried about storage? An Etch-A-Sketch might be Y2K compliant, but storage would be nice.
You obviously haven't heard about the new Zip drive for EaS.
I'm game. Where do you plug in a Zip to an EaS?
To support a Zip Drive, you must be running EaS OS 3.2, which will not run on the original EaS hardware platform.
I believe that there is a new beta 2 version for service pack 6 of that OS which will allow you to save to the Zip, but you still will not be able to read from it. They are working on a patch for the beta version of the service pack to deal with the read Zip issue. Will inform you when/if I hear more.
I don't know if the Service Pack 6 Beta 2 is Y2K compliant.
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April 2, 1999 Lawrence I. Charters