I think we could all agree that 2008 was one of those years that... well, let's just say there are plenty of us who are ready to put this year in the history books. But wait just one second - literally, one more second. Every few years or so, the keepers of the world's clocks have to add an extra second to balance out the clocks with the earth's rotation - or something like that. It's just our luck that 2008 is one of those years.
Just in case you were worried about your computer and its internal clock (just like the panic around Y2K), there's no need to fret. If you're connected to the Internet, Microsoft and Apple won't miss a beat when it comes to keeping those clocks in synchronization. If you're not connected, the machines will sync up the next time you log-on.
With that said, now you can really celebrate the end of 2008. Good riddance!