ZDNet Debate - Ratcliffe vs. Grabow

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-- Brett (savvydad@aol.com), February 17, 1999


"According to a recent ZDNet InternetTrak survey, U.S. adults 18 and over who are aware of and understand the Y2K problem indicated that they are most concerned about the impact of the Y2K millennium bug on government and financial industries."

This is interesting. Have we taken a poll here to see what our biggest concerns are? Mine are the power and oil cos. The gov. is maybe 3rd, but banks are down the list because I think they "may" be on top of it. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), February 17, 1999.

Well, Sysman, this kind of gives us the opportunity to demonstrate exactly what our problem is. If the power goes down and stay down for an appreciable length of time, it's a done deal. On the other hand, if communications go down, everything else will follow, including the power. If transportation systems break down, we get the same scenario; the timetables just slide a little. Interesting thing about the poll, as I see it, is that the respondents are worried about not having a government to take care of them and not having money to buy the things they probably don't really need anyway.

-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), February 17, 1999.

Polling the prey.

I think that's what you could call it.

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), February 17, 1999.

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