} Hmm. Interesting questions. Let me look into the future...
} 1998: Prime Minister Blair, following the lead of U.S. President
} Clinton, decides to wire all U.K. schools for the Internet.
} January, 1999: A "B1FF" virus from the United States infects U.K.
} schools, causing British schoolchildren to begin writing in alternating
} upper- and lower-case letters ("sHaK3Sp3r3 RuLz!"). The European
} Community, alarmed that the infection (dubbed "Mad Spam Disease" in The
} News of the World) will spread to the rest of the EEC, cuts all
} communication lines between the U.K. and Europe.
} May, 1999: Mad Spam Disease spreads throughout the Commonwealth.
} Children in New Zealand and Tasmania are particularly hard-hit. The
} United Nations threatens economic sanctions against the U.K. unless all
} schools are immediately disconnected. Prime Minister Dennis Thatcher
} threatens retaliation.
} July 1999: U.K. sends fleet to South Georgia and the South Orkenys to
} put down B1FF riots. On their way back to Britain, they stop to bomb
} Argentina just on general principle.
} October 1999: Dennis Rodman is finally hunted down and stoned to death
} by an infuriated crowd of basketball team owners.
} December 1999: U.N. Peacekeeping forces, comprised of units of the
} Bosnian National Defense Force, the 112th Azarbajaini Coastal Defense
} Brigade and the Northern Michigan Militia fight their way up the Kent
} coast towards London.
} January 1, 2000: All computers in the world lock up, due to the '00
} January 2, 2000: MS/U.S. President Bill Gates offers "foreign aid" to
} all countries affected by the '00 Effect in the form of free copies of
} "Windows 2000". In return, he requires that all schoolchildren
} throughout the world have bar-codes tattoed onto their left forearms
} and that they immediately become citizens of the People's Republic of
} In MS/New York, the MS/UN offers its support of President
} Gates' aid package.
} Doesn't look good, does it?
} You owe the schools of the U.K. sets of flashcards, some good textbooks
} and enough pencil and paper to do their homework.