Quicken site: Y2K and "The X-Files"

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Just in case your blood pressure needed a jumpstart today, read through this dismissive piece of tripe from the Quicken site. I've used Quicken for years and quite frankly think it's the most cost-effective piece of software I've ever purchased.

Having said that, the fact that they've allowed this fellah to represent their views on Y2K shows a slight shortage of good judgment. It also makes me wonder if some CFA's can actually do simple math. To compare Y2K to an episode of "The X-Files" in this manner shows a truly amazing lack of analytical ability...

Mulder, Scully, and the "Y2K Problem"

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), February 08, 1999


Notice how all pollyannas tend to sound alike? They just make the same arguments over & over... "They know about it. They're working on it. They're spending lots of money on it. Therefore, They'll fix it... Besides, lots of computers aren't even date-dependent." etc. etc. etc. It's so much easier to dismiss Y2K with cliches then it is to do actual research.

OTOH -- Isn't it possible that the authors of such articles are deliberately slinging bullshit? Several people on this board have attested to deliberately LYING when asked about Y2K, in order to protect their stashes. It is such a reach that journalists might do the same thing?

Maybe this writer has a closet full of beans & ammo. I'm starting to think everyone does. (We know Gillian Anderson does, BTW, she said as much on Letterman. Does anyone doubt that she's infected Duchovny with the Y2K awareness? A real-life switcheroo.)

-- pass (the@can.opener), February 08, 1999.

Yep, Pass, it's called toeing the "party-line," and it's done every day by millions of people. This nation has a lot to lose if there is panic or merely loss of confidence (which of course would lead to panic in short order). The polyannas don't give a second thought to whether you will starve or freeze to death. They want to protect their little piece of the pie, so they mouth off about something that they have absolutely no concept of.

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), February 08, 1999.

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