The Null Device
In the US, the majesty of the democratic process triumphs again, as the Supreme Court overturns the recounts, and rules that there isn't enough time to properly count the votes. Well, of course there's not, seeing how Bush's legal teams managed to stall recounting into oblivion. In any case, it looks like Bush will be the next President, with a Republican-controlled Congress behind him.
Quote of the day:
"Computer games don't affect kids. I mean, if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all sit around in a darkened room, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive music."
(seen on a mailing list; origin unknown)
While midnight on 1/1/2001 may be the true start of the New Millennium, most people couldn't care less. There will be no big parties, mostly because the media reinforced the naïve popular view that 1/1/2000 is the start of the new millennium, and possibly partly because the people who know/care enough to know better aren't exactly wild party animals. A case of the majesty of democracy in action, or ignorance becoming truth through sheer force of numbers? Depends how you look at it...