The ONE article to mail to friends & neighbors ? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

What would be the one article you have seen that you would copy and send to friends and neightbors to get them thinking about Y2K? I would like to send some general information that will get them thinking about being prepared without thinking that this is all just radical wacko stuff and throw it away. I want something that will introduce the problem and make them want to find out more. Also, would you put your name on it so they knew who it came from (and identify you later as having food and supplies stored away) ar send it anonamously ?

-- wanda (, December 15, 1998



At this time, I think I'd start with the latest Vanity Fair issue, January 1999. The Y2K article is as excellent as it is unexpected. It is not in electronic form that I, and others, can find.

"The Y2K Nightmare" by Robert Sam Anson.


-- Diane J. Squire (, December 15, 1998.

The Year 2000: Social Chaos or Social Transformation?

-- Scott Johnson (, December 15, 1998.


There's a good discussion of Y2K articles at this link:

-- Kevin (, December 15, 1998.

Red Cross Y2K Brochure

-- Buddy (DC) (, December 15, 1998.

Hi Wanda: Another poster (Dan) had a similar request recently. Look at his thread called Non-technical Y2K education/informative information in the Awareness archive. (there may also be other related posts under this category which you may find useful too). Hope this helps.

-- Rob Michaels (, December 15, 1998.

One of my DGI coworkers just gave me the "Utne Reader Y2K Citizen's Action Guide." I said to her "here you keep it, I probably have most of this information." "No," she said, "I'm not interested in that. That's your kinda thing."


Anyway, this is a supplement to Utne Reader, and seems to cover all bases in 120 Pages. It can also be accessed at:

It's more than an atricle but less than a book. Check it out...

-- pshannon (, December 15, 1998. I second Scott.

-- flierdude (, December 16, 1998.

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