How to keep your computer from turning

So, it's already a month into 2K1 and so far no enigmatic extra-terrestrials or big black monoliths have shown up. Many newspapers have written stories comparing the Kubrick-ian imaginings of 2001: A Space Odyssey to our present-day reality, and the verdict is pretty unanimous: the movie is still way ahead of its time in almost every category. However, there is one aspect of that gorgeous sci-fi picture that is in full effect the world over: the whacked-out computer.