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Over the past few days the Westergaard website has been publishing a series of very thoughtful articles on Y2K. The first article in the series can be found at:
Each, in the series of 5, can be accessed in turn.
This is good reading for anyone thinking seriously about the issues. It also is something many of us can download, print, and give to those we would like to see prepared.
-- Rocky Knolls (email@example.com), July 07, 1998
Rocky, Let me offer a strong second to your recommendation! This is indeed a superb series.
I would especially like to call attention to the following paragraph from Part 5:
"WHAT YOU CAN DO
We urge you to get involved in Y2K, wherever you are, and in whatever organizations you participate. We can't leave this issue to others to solve for us, nor can we wait for anyone else to assert leadership. You can begin to ask questions; you can begin to convene groups of interested friends and colleagues; you can engage local and business eaders; you can educate yourself and others. This is our problem. And as an African proverb reminds us, if you think you're too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."
It's time for all of us who have been contemplating this long enough to get past our initial shock to begin acting on behalf of our neighborhoods and communities. I suggest we share our ideas, efforts, and results to encourage one another. The synergy of group efforts has the potential to create a much more positive response to this monumental challenge. We each need to bring to it our very best.
Additional ideas for things we can all do to steer the situation in a more hopeful direction can be found at: http://www.co-intelligence.org/Y2K.html
Thanks, Rocky, for the tip.
-- Faith Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 14, 1998.
Hey, Rocky! Love all these stimulating comments by folks interested in a thoughtful article, don't you?!
-- Faith Weaver (email@example.com), July 17, 1998.
Sure do. Amazing
I continue to believe our best (only?)hope is community involvment, and I'll do what I can. I guess it's not as exciting as verbally beating each other up because of different perceptions of how bad it will be. Much more rewarding, though.
-- Rocky Knolls (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 18, 1998.