HAS ANYONE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
MORE AND MORE I SE COMMENTS LIKE:
THE BANKS ARE GOING TO BE OK BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD ECONOMY!
OUR FOOD SUPPLY IS GOING TO BE FINE...BUT NOT THE OIL INDUSTRY!
WE WILL NOT LOOSE ELECTRICITY....BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE COAL INDUSTRY (BOTH BEHIND IN REPAIRS).
OUT OF ALL OF THESE...ONE HAS TROUBLE SURVIVING WITHOUT THE HELP OR EVEN DEPENDENCY OF THE OTHER...
WHO ARE WE TRYING TO FOOL?????
THINK ABOUT IT!!!
-- THINK ABOUT IT (Think@think.net), February 25, 1999
Yes, a few of us have thought about that.
-- Bill (email@example.com), February 25, 1999.
HP corporate economist quoted in the Investors Business Daily:
"...The economic impact of Y2K is limited."
"...in the year 2000, maybe we get back to trend, which is somewhere around 2.25% (of GDP growth).
-- fly .:. (.@...), February 25, 1999.
Dear Mr. Think About [disengaging the caps lock button]:
Yes, we have thought about it (for about 2 years now in my case, much longer for some other regulars on this news group).
The fact that our modern economy is a system of networks and and network of systems is THE primary risk of y2k. The domino effect is real. The "ripple" is gonna cripple. etc.
-- rick blaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 25, 1999.
The thought really never ever crossed my mind and I have been on this forum for many months, and your the first one to ever mention this.
-- NOWIGETIT (NOWIGETIT@NIGI.com), February 25, 1999.
please!!! you make great points, but please use lowercase instead of caps. reserve uppercase for when its needed. thank you.
-- Jack (email@example.com), February 25, 1999.
Come on, boys and girls, play nice. Afterall, we were all new to this once, and I imagine we have all shouted (maybe just to ourselves) when a particular idea broke upon us. He makes a good point, in fact, even if we hae discussed it here before. And our threads are moving so fast now!
I have many times told friends that I am more frightened by the "happy-face" reports than I am by the doomsdayers. They are usually so transparently clueless that they sound like the old con game of shouting LOOK OVER THERE, and then running with the money.
And "Think about it"- you'll find that an all caps posting is just beggin' to be burned. So stick around, and please post again (because there's others here hwo have not yet thought about it. Also, it might help to get a name that's easier to deal with. :)
-- Lon Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 25, 1999.
And what about shouting. Knock it off.
The question is not - will everything be just fine? Anyone with a brain knows there will be some problems. And the question is not - will the sun come up and the grasses grow on 1/1/2000? Anyone with a brain knows the answer to that as well. The debate is whether or not the problems will be large enough to overwhelm the mechanisms in place for fixing such problems for a period of time long enough to justify storing food and supplies for more than (say) two weeks to a month. I say not. Others do not agree.
I think charities are gonna get a large number of dehydrated donations next year, and small farms are going to go cheap. And the price of gold will drop. Time will tell.
-- Paul Davis (email@example.com), February 25, 1999.
Always remember one thing. Everything before but, is BULLSHIT!
-- Scotty (BLehman202@aol.com), February 25, 1999.
MAN! If seeing text typed in all caps bothers you, just wait until next year. Your going to be some sad puppies when your electric tooth brush no longer workes.You people will most likely lose it when your milk spoils.
I guess if I can deal with seeing a thread typed in all caps, and not get upset I will be better off than most.
-- smi (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 1999.