On Jan. 1, 2002, 300 million people in 12 European countries ditched their old coins and bills and switched to the euro. This weblog kept track of the quirky human side of this gloriously epic yet tediously mundane transition, with correspondents in ten countries sharing their experiences.
Your hosts were David F. Gallagher, an American journalist living and working in Milan, Italy, and Joyce-Ann Gatsoulis, an American journalist living and working in Athens, Greece.
Andreas Purkott is a German graphic designer living and working near Heidelberg, Germany.
Graham Spencer, a.k.a. Graybo, runs a small nursery and event management business in Chichester, England, where he also lives.
Sue Kane, a.k.a. pseudo morph, is an American who has lived in the Dutch province of Brabant for 18 years.
I received a link to a euro-flash game today from a friend of mine in London:
The launch of euro notes and coins on 1 January 2002 is the last straw for Britain's anti-Europeans. They are intent on detaching Britain from Europe altogether and moving to safer waters to the north, far away from creeping euros. To save your country you must hose the culprits down as they emerge from their burrows.
Her comment was that it is best when you lose the game.