LIVE from our Chennai Office


We are on the phone with our Chennai, India office as the time approaches midnight there, twelve and a half hours ahead of Memphis. We want to be the first to bring you live coverage of the end of the world.

“We are all so excited to be here at this momentous point in time,” says nobody in India, “and we’re pretty sure all you people are idiots. We’re going back to work now, if that’s OK with you.”

Well, as it turns out, that IS OK with us. What bravery! What dedication to the Company!

They have put the phone down now so we can hear the background noise, and bring you a front row seat to the great apocalypse!

…(keyboard sounds, muted insults hurled at the American Overlords)

It is now 11:59 in India, and the excitement is (not) growing to a feverish pitch.

These guys are the true heroes – just seconds from the end of the world and they are carrying on as though nothing is wrong. Support cases are being completed, software is being written, and some brave sole is preparing dal and chapatti for lunch as if he had his entire life ahead of him.

What resolution. What fortitude!

3… 2… 1… December 21!

(more background noise,  no crashing sounds, no screams of agony)

“Hello? Are you quite finished with us now,” comes a familiar voice. It’s Pinku, “don’t you need to get back to work over there?”

“Idiots.” CLICK…


About The Author

Rob Cosgrove /

Rob Cosgrove is President of Remote Backup Systems, developers of the fully brandable RBackup Online Backup software platform, powering more than 9,500 Service Providers, MSPs and VARs wordwide since 1987. He is the founder of the Online Backup industry and author of several books, the most recent, "The Online Backup Guide for Service Providers", available at and bookstores.