Brian Becker and Marley McDonald‘s Time Bomb Y2K is a fully archived (no present-tense interviews) recap of the bizarre concerns within media and governmenty circles that were felt throughout ’99 about the Big Turnover from the 20th to 21st Century.

“Bizarre” because nobody I knew expressed the slightest concern about any of it. (I listened to the frettings of one or two Nervous Nellies…nothing.) The kids and I flew to Europe in late December. We stayed in Paris (a little place on rue Durantin in Montmartre), Brussels and in the medieval town of Rothenberg, Germany, and then returned to Paris for a New Year’s Eve crescendo. Nobody cared, all cool, nothing happened, etc.