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From TIME: article on y2k
[snip] "There are less thunderous approaches to the problem too. Karen Anderson of Dallas is a onetime family therapist and marketing consultant (for North, among others). Now she's a self-proclaimed homemaker's guide to apocalypse preparedness. She has a new book, Y2K for Women: How to Protect Your Home and Family in the Coming Crisis; a six-part audiotape series; and, of course, a website where she offers tips on things like how to find reusable menstrual cups. Her stated goal is to appear on Oprah. [end snippet]
Man, as soon as this hits Oprah, the shelves at the local grocery store are gonna be bare!
"The conveniences and comforts of humanity in general will be linked up by one mechanism, which will produce comforts and conveniences beyond human imagination. But the smallest mistake will bring the whole mechanism to a certain collapse. In this way the end of the world will be brought about."
Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, 1922 (Sufi Prophet)
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 11, 1999
Please tell the Mrs. that I wasn't on Oprah. She must have gotten me confused with Tony Keyes, who had about three minutes of air-time on an Oprah show, which just happened to coincide with the precise moment that the Pope walked down the stairs of his airplane to kiss the Cuban soil on his visit. The cameras cut away from Tony to watch the Pope, and when they finally got back to Tony, his effort to explain Y2K in three minutes was over. C'est la vie.
-- Ed Yourdon (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 1999.
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 11, 1999.
There is no way that she will get coverage on Oprah before July 2000, and then only if things fall apart. Its not in the best interest of hers or this country. Oprah is to wealthy and intelligent for that. She is an icon and will not put that in jeopardy to spread some doomsday beleif to the world. Mike
-- flierdude (email@example.com), January 12, 1999.
You're probably right Mike but at some point she will do a y2k show.
BTW Charlie Rose will be doing one hour on y2k soon - interesting to see who his expert guests will be...
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 12, 1999.
Wife & I GI last February when in a bookstore I ran across a real thick book in the computer section by some computer guru on the "how- to" of computer/code remediation for computer programers/consultants and other various computer hot-shots. Thought to myself, if some guy spent all this time and effort to write all this "stuff", then there must be some fire where there's that much smoke. . . Showed it to the Mrs., who then related to me that the previous October (Y1.97k) she'd seen Ed Yourdon on Oprah. She'd even remembered the title of a book, "Timebomb 2000", which we prompty bought and read. Even bought a computer system (we'd NEVER even owned a computer before). Taught ourselves how to get on the www to check out some of the references given by Ed. Spent all one night last February on the 'net. As a consequence we both GI. . . Our lives haven't been the same since. . . Our story is like so many other ordinary people's stories as posted here. I could prattle on about this until vulnerable geographic areas of the country freeze over; so I'll just write that to anyone lurking out there who is undecided-- don't wait for whichever authority figure you'd believe to appear on OPRAH before you start to prepare. . . Start now, even if you don't believe that Y2K will be as so many "of us" fear. And if you don't start preparing to live (such as living may be post-Y2K), then please start thinking about how to be clear, in your own mind your own reasons, and start "preparing" to meet thy maker in a manner consistent with your own beliefs.
-- Albert E. Potts (Potts5116@aol.com), January 12, 1999.