Happy New Millennium!
The most anticipated date in anyone’s memory is upon us. The hype, the warnings, the billions of dollars in computer consulting work, the jokes, the bad TV movies, the endless stories on websites; this long list leads one to ponder, what would 1999 have been without the new millennium at the end of it? (Think about it. One correct answer could be “1998, with a better economy”)
What more can one say about the “dawn of a new era”? French poet Charles Baudelaire offered some timeless advice more than 100 years ago:
“One must be for ever drunken: that is the sole question of importance. If you would not feel the horrible burden of Time that bruises your shoulders and bends you to the earth, you must be drunken without cease.