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From Gary North.

"The Presidents Council on Year 2000 Conversion today introduced 1-888-USA-4-Y2K, a new toll-free Y2K information line, and other Council initiatives for providing consumers information about the Year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem."

The website with the press release about it is -


I called it. It's totally boot. (for those of you who've never been to the ghetto, that means "it's really kind of bad, you know")

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), January 07, 1999


Is that bad/bad? or bad/good?

-- A.R. (buriedetc.@w.n), January 07, 1999.


-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), January 07, 1999.

I called it too. Only listened to the part on electricity. Major party line stuff. According to this version, the electric utility companies have already completed most of their y2k remediation work and, while there may be minor outages, the utility companies are well equipped to fix them because they must respond to everyday naturally occurring outages. Sounds like major spin to me... What do other folks think?

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), January 07, 1999.

Puh-lease. Another touchy-feely government effort to make people feel like things are under control. A 1-800 number, how tacky!

I haven't called it (and I'm not intending to), but I'm sure it's a nice calm voice designed to make people feel good. Remember folks, election year is coming up. Do the Clinton cronies want to look like total retards when this thing comes down? It's PR at its most nauseating.

People would be better off calling 1-800-PSYCHIC.


-- jhollander (hollander@ij.net), January 07, 1999.

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