The pages that follow contain the text of the May 13, 1999 after-dinner speech delivered by Larry Krakauer at the Kronos Worldwide Sales and Service Conference ("WWSSC") in St. Louis, Missouri.
Link to home page of Kronos Incorporated In 1999, Larry Krakauer, an Electrical Engineer, was Vice President - Research & Development of Kronos Incorporated, whose logo can be seen at the left (click on it to go to the company website). Larry worked on the very first Kronos timeclock, released in November, 1979. During 1999, he was the Engineering representative to the Kronos Y2K Steering Committee. He has a home web page at
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The speech is copyright 1999 by Lawrence J. Krakauer.

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