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They just played a commerical for that damned Titanic exhibit. Who gives a fuck! We are all on a real-life "titanic" with the same outcome...unless you don't visit that damned exhibit. Spend your time getting ready for Y2K
-- See's a problem (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 1999
Iceberg, what iceberg???
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), February 20, 1999.
Might not be a bad idea for US citizens. Most of what goes on in people's heads is sub-conscious. US citizens generally don't think failure is possible, except for Vietnam, which "we didn't really try to win". US culture suggests both that success is typical, and even if you fail, "they" will take care of you.
If people can understand that success is not guaranteed, they may look at Y2K a little differently.
-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous.com), February 20, 1999.