Anybody see the January Esquiregreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The new Esquire has a pretty good millenium bug article. It covers a Y2K preparedness conference by Pat Robertson and his crowd. de Jeager was one of the speakers and he really thought the religious Y2K alarmists were nuts. He seemed a little shocked and surprised at the reception he got. The religious crowd was annoyed at him for tempering his stance and pointing out the fact that panic is counterproductive and unnecessary. He says prepare for a month as a worst case scenario if you want. The religious really want TAE KWAN DO or whatever the acronym is for doomsday.
Definately buy the magazine and decide for yourself but don't read the Dubious Achievements awards for 1998 in public, you'll be laughing so hard the men in white coats will come and cart you away.
-- KarenKurious (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1998
bridges, bridges...and notoriously uncreative, at that.
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), December 22, 1998.
Explain in detail please. Just Kurious
-- KarenKurious (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1998.
Did you read the article Arlin. Come on, help me out here. What's wrong?
-- KarenKurious (email@example.com), December 22, 1998.
de jeager also says leave your money in the bank. I'll wager he knows more about the consequences of Y2K than any of the windbags on this forum. especially the foreigners who want to tell america how to run it's affairs.
this baby stays at the top. buy ESQUIRE, it's 3 bucks. decide for yourself.
-- Jimmy Bagga Doughnuts (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1998.
Esquire is definately worth reading. Although partially a lampoon of the religious right there are some noteworthy observations
-- Howard Katz (HowardKatz@wbc.xom), December 22, 1998.
-- Ayn Random (email@example.com), December 22, 1998.
The article was primarily an ad hominen attack disguised as humor. No scrutiny of defective code, just defective people, acoording to the author, who makes clear that only religious right nut cases and their lobotomized ilk would believe a word of this. His defense mechanism to the horror of y2k was simple: deny and then buttress your own denial by demonizing or patronizing the GI's.
-- Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1998.
You must admit they did scare the hell out of deJager whe does have more than a little credability on this subject
-- Hendrix Rules (email@example.com), December 23, 1998.