Y2KX Bug

From The New York Times:

Pat Kiernan, a morning anchor on NY1, the New York City cable news channel, is no stranger to alarm clock problems. That’s why he usually relies on several clocks, phones and other devices to wake him in time for his early newscasts.

That redundancy paid off for Mr. Kiernan on Saturday when his primary alarm, the one built into his Apple iPhone, failed to go off because of a programming error in the phone’s calendar software.

“Before I went to bed I set two iPhone alarms, and both completely failed to go off,” said Mr. Kiernan, adding that he uses the iPhone as his alarm clock when he travels. “Luckily I had an Android phone with me as a third backup alarm, and it woke me up in time for my news segment.”

You know, I’m late to the party with this whole iPhone alarm thing, and I think it’s simply horrible that all of those alarms failed to go off and all of those people arrived at work late and all of those very important timelines were shifted but, let’s be honest here. I have to get this off of my chest.

I can’t be the only person who looks at this story and says, “Are you serious?”

“This many people were affected by a faulty cell phone alarm clock? Don’t people buy REAL alarm clocks anymore?”

Kids these days, AMIRITE, with their baggy pants and their wireless phone alarms and their POT, all hopped up on THE GOOFBALLS.

This was lovingly handwritten on January 3rd, 2011