Whitley Strieber: A Pollyanna after allgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
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Go to 1st Sign of Y2K Fear Appears in Financial Markets
-- Runway Cat (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 20, 1998
-- Runway Cat (email@example.com), December 20, 1998.
I just read the article. Whitley Strieber does suggest having extra canned goods, cash, and a battery powered or crank-up radio on hand. He says you should be at home on January 1, 2000 with relatives, and that power and phone service could be cut off.
But, yes, he does not believe in TEOTWAWKI caused by Y2K. The environment is still his biggest concern. Whitley bases this on what the market is saying about what it thinks interest rates will be in late 1999 and early 2000.
The thing to keep in mind here, is that this is a market that still believes almost all remediation will be done by December 31, 1998. There are many otherwise savvy financial folks out there who quit worrying about Y2K when they were able to start using their credit cards with a "00" expiration date!
Most economic forecasts for 1999 *still* don't even mention Y2K. That's not because of what economists and the markets know about Y2K-- it's because of what economists and the markets still DON'T know about Y2K.
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 20, 1998.
I wonder if Whitley has had his implant tested for y2k problems?
"Hello tech support? Yes, I have your model BB-1 installed over my left ear, and I've been hearing this strange humming sound every time Mr. Kosieken appears on TV...I was just wondering..."
-- a (email@example.com), December 21, 1998.
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), December 21, 1998.
firstname.lastname@example.org - ROFLMAO
-- Rick Tansun (email@example.com), December 22, 1998.