Virginia Tech Y2K (Year 2000) Solution

Virginia Tech has defined a lower cost alternative for desktop conversions that also addresses the Y2K (Year 2000) issue:

The goal is to remove all computers from the desktop by December, 1999. Instead, everyone will be provided with an Etch-A-Sketch.

There are many sound reasons for doing this:

  1. No Y2K problems.
  2. No technical glitches, keeping work from being done.
  3. No more wasted time reading and writing e-mails.
  4. Substantial hardware cost savings.

Frequently asked questions from the Etch-A-Sketch help desk:

Q. My Etch-A-Sketch has all of these funny little lines all over the screen. What do I do?

A. Pick it up and shake it.

Q. How do I turn my Etch-A-Sketch off?

A. Pick it up and shake it.

Q. What's the shortcut for Undo?

A. Pick it up and shake it.

Q. How do I create a New Document window?

A. Pick it up and shake it.

Q. How do I set the background and foreground to the same color?

A. Pick it up and shake it.

Q. What is the proper procedure for rebooting my Etch-A-Sketch?

A. Pick it up and shake it.

Q. How do I delete a document on my Etch-A-Sketch?

A. Pick it up and shake it.

Q. How do I save my Etch-A-Sketch document?

A. Don't shake it."


Last updated 98/10/29
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