Carpe Diem

December 18, 2019 on 6:40 pm by Michael Grey | In From Piping Today Mag | No Comments

It says something about me – or, at least, my age – that when the clocks struck midnight on December 31,1999, I thought the wild empyrean future had arrived: the year 2000. The year marked the beginning of the third millennium, one predicted to start with, among other things, a massive failure of the world’s computer systems. Then, to even say 2000 in the context of a calendar date fairly tripped up the tongue. To George Orwell, his 1949 novel, 1984, was his imagined distant future. By 2000, the year 1984 was old news. And here we are: at the front steps of the remarkable year, 2020.
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