Peter de Jager's "In the Y2K Beginning..." article & on-line discussion forum : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Peter de Jager's latest, with on-line discussion forum, at:

In the Y2K Beginning...

-- Jack (, January 08, 1999


The problem most people have in making their personal assessment of Y2K is that they tend to look at things in a vacuum. The electric industry in a vacuum. Or the United States in a vacuum. Or Y2K in a vacuum.

Y2K will simultaneously affect virtually every system in every company in every industry in every country in the world, *while* we are dealing with other potentially catastrophic complications such as economic collapse, increased militarism, and deteriorating environmental conditions.

When the present evidence is honestly evaluated, without detailing specific scenarios, there is almost a 100% chance that Y2K will be the worst disaster of the 20th century.

-- a (a@a.a), January 08, 1999.


... and the 21st?

-- No Spam Please (, January 08, 1999.

"... and the 21st?"

Probably not. Remember that asteroid that's suppossed to get here in about 30 years? And that's all that we know about yet. . .

-- Hardliner (, January 08, 1999.

you dummies...the 2038 UNIX rollover! geesh...

Oh, yeah, that's right...we won't be using UNIX by then... LOL

-- a (a@a.a), January 08, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ