What are your three wishes for y2k?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The alladin's lamp post prompted this, if you could ask the Genie of the lamp for three y2k wishes, what would they be. After all it is panto-time (well at least here in the UK, do you have them over there). Anything goes, apart from winning the lottery or the like.
-- Richard Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 1998
I have ONE wish: I want to wake up tomorrow & find the whole y2k thing was a bad dream. NO computer problem. Never was. It was all just a horrible, sick dream.
Please, Genie. Please.
-- Ben Dair (email@example.com), November 24, 1998.
make lawyers and other crooks disappear!
-- fly . (.@...), November 24, 1998.
That within a week, I know of:
- places or things that are still supplied with mains electricity; - places that are still connected by telephone; - banks that you can still get money out of; - an oil refinery that's still producing.
These will be sufficient confirmation that the end-of-worlders are wrong, even if the places aren't particularly convenient for my comfort.
-- Nigel Arnot (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 1998.
Okay, you asked! First, I would wish that Y2k would draw everyone closer to the Lord (personal relationship with Him) and they would trust in Him no matter what our future holds. Second, I would wish that "amazingly and miraculously" y2k will just be a one or a two! Third, I wish that we all would truely be celebrating on Jan. 1st 2000 and we would realize that y2k was just a bad dream (as someone said)if it is not even a one or two! Well, it was nice wishing! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Try to really enjoy the day with family, loved ones and friends being thankful...even if we can't put y2k on the shelf for a day since we just might be trying to convince those that are still in denial or have not heard, that y2k IS serious. Blondie
-- Blondie Marie (Blondie@future.net), November 24, 1998.
Wish # 1: After correcting their Y2K glitches, my mortgage lender announces they experienced a small problem with damaged data when they restored their backup tapes. A month later, I'm unable to retrieve my loan information from the automated phone service after having not received my monthly statement.
Wish # 2: In the confusion precipitated by 1/1/00, governments and corporations throw seven figure bonuses to any computer literate body who can assist in patching their systems.
Wish # 3: That Y2K will not be bad enough to induce rioting and chaos, but will be bad enough to induce much needed change. Perhaps in years to come, shortsightedness will be less commonplace as we add a new phrase to life's lexicon "REMEMBER Y2K!".
-- David (David@BankPacman.com), November 24, 1998.
My biggest wish, of course, would be that in January 1999, everyone would say "Less than a year; it's time to deal with this." And that somehow everything could get fixed during 1999.
Practical wishes on Y2K?
1. That I finish most of my own preparation by June, 1999.
2. That power doesn't go out for more than two weeks in January, 2000.
3. That I could always tell the difference between honest and dishonest Y2K progress reports.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), November 24, 1998.
Three Y2K Wishes
* That people see Y2K as a mid-point, not an end-point.
* That we all choose to also solve the Y2K people problem, not just the computer problem.
* That when we think were about to walk into darkness, we remember to carry our own light.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 1998.
1. That I get them before they get me. 2. That I adapt to eating beans, beans, and more beans. 3. That it's all over very quickly lest I become tired tired of beans.
-- bardou (email@example.com), November 24, 1998.