posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 08:32 AM
Well you see, back in the olden days, when things were made before a certain date, no one ever anticipated that something they wrote would be used 20
years later or that the funky comprutater on the desk with it's floppy drive and it's green screen, would be in use so long after it was made.
So when someone realised that "This thing wont work properly if I set the date this way!" and lo and behold, a problem was discovered.
But this problem had been left so long that it had found it's way into many machines and programs. What on earth could we do?
The elves of the IT office worked around the clock, night and day of both times, and also tirelessly in order to test, trouble shoot, verify and
replace hardware and software. They did this without a hint of resentment, for they knew they were working for the good of all man kind.
But something terrible happened on that fateful day 12 years ago - the elves managed to pull off a miracle. There was barely a peep out of the
machines they had seen to, and there was barely a whistle from the software they had checked, verified or replaced. It was as if nothing had happened.
It was, horrible.
As the world saw this and rejoiced, "Hurrah, Hurrah!" they started to question if it was all a lie. Nothing happened, but they said it would. Why
did they lie?
And the poor IT elves all died of loneliness in their server room, too ashamed to face the people who now mocked and ridiculed them... despite knowing
in their hearts, that they had saved humanity once more...