Open Eye: A Brief History of the End of the World ; the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Andrew Cunningham and Ole Peter Grell Cambridge University Press, Pounds 15.95
Taylor-Whiffen, Peter, The Independent (London, England)
MANY BREATHED more easily when midnight passed on December 31, 1999 without calamitous incident. IT managers across the world had been unable to enjoy their millennium parties for fear that their precious computer networks would crash, sending their systems into oblivion and, to their considerably greater irritation, the managers themselves into work on New Year's Day.
But a far greater fear was felt by those - and there were millions worldwide - who genuinely believed Judgement Day was here, that all the ancient prophecies would be borne out. That, regardless of any interventions by IT managers, the world would end. For everyone.
Authors Ole Peter Grell, an …
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Publication information: Article title: Open Eye: A Brief History of the End of the World ; the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Andrew Cunningham and Ole Peter Grell Cambridge University Press, Pounds 15.95. Contributors: Taylor-Whiffen, Peter - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 2, 2001. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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