Charlie's Sneaker FAQ and Glossary - Y

This FAQ and Glossary defines a number of terms used in regards to athletic shoesCharlie, or sneakers.


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Year 2000 Problem
A problem that worried just about all software weenies but didn't affect their sneakers.
 
Year 2009 Problem
Something that caused all vintage television sets in the United States to become obsolete for over-the-air broadcasting. Full-power broadcasting completed the switch from the 525-line NTSC standard the Baby Boomers watched to the ATSC A/53 (DTV) standard in June 2009.
 
Year 2038 Problem
Something that rocket scientist software weenies have to worry about in the future: the CCSDS time standard rolls over its coarse time counter.
 
Young People
(under the age of 25 are so) are the traditional prime sneaker customers. Some are such fanatics that they memorize the SKU of their favorite sneakers.
 
Your Reebok
The Reebok custom design service; same idea as NIKEiD.
 
Yuppies
The group of people with enough money to buy any sneaker they want but no great interest in them. They basically need two pairs: one good enough to wear to work out in the gym, and a pair of kicks just for fun (like Chucks, Keds, K-Swiss, or Tretorn).
 

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Last Updated: 2 February 2017


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