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Move over Jo Jo’s psychic friends:

Toronto-based MGI Software wanted to know what kids thought of all this Y2K hullabaloo, so it launched the MGI Millennium Project Web site (http://millennium.mgisoft.com). Designed as a platform for kids to express their thoughts on year 2000, the project is partnered...
October 1, 1999

Toronto-based MGI Software wanted to know what kids thought of all this Y2K hullabaloo, so it launched the MGI Millennium Project Web site (http://millennium.mgisoft.com). Designed as a platform for kids to express their thoughts on year 2000, the project is partnered with elementary schools and computer camps across Canada and the U.S. Ironically, `no more teachers’ was one kid’s prediction. MGI hopes to hook up with North American science centers as well. Kids can put up their photos and opinions about the new millennium on the site, but since safety is a concern, only first names are posted and a photo is not required (kids can send in drawings instead). It will stay open until New Years Eve, with submissions welcome from kids between the ages of five and 15. Kids without access to a computer can mail their 100-word millennial predictions to MGI. Each week, one submission will be showcased as a ‘prediction of the week,’ and will be featured on the home page. Winners receive complimentary merch from MGI. After the ball drops in Time Square, the site will go into a digital deep freeze, becoming a virtual time capsule, not to be reopened for another 10 years.

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