Today’s 90210 babble brings back memories of Y2K

Updated: From the How Soon They Forget Department

The Tubes are all atwitter today with giggly references to the sequence of numbers 90210.

And if the why isn't immediately evident, think date: Sept. 2, 2010. Now think back to the '90s television show "Beverly Hills 90210."

Yes, indeed, the Internet is easily amused.

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Tweets noting the connection are pouring in by the thousands.

My local newspaper's Web site is even inviting readers to reminisce about the show, which I would love to do but can't since I watched all of maybe two episodes.

But is today really 90210 anyway?

I'm going to venture a guess that there are software developers shaking their heads (not to mention Europeans) who remember the genesis of a another 1990's phenomenon: The dreaded Y2K problem, i.e. software glitches - both real and ultimately exaggerated - brought about by earlier coding that failed to account for the inevitability of 1999 passing into 2000.

For those who were there, today is 09/02/2010, TV show or no TV show.

(Update: Even The Wall Street Journal couldn't resist.)

(Update 2: As might be expected, they're taking this a bit more seriously in Beverly Hills: "The Honorable Jimmy Delshad will kick-off the 9.02.10 event exclusively to Chamber members by presenting the annual state of the City address.  Mayor Delshad will highlight what the City is doing to be the smartest, friendliest and safest city in America." Take that L.A.)

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